THE INFORMATION on `Hymns'
Thursday 02 December 1999
Frantic Assembly's punchy, physical, club-culture-style show - directed by former DV8 dancer Liam Steel, with a script by Chris O'Connell - which explores male friendship.
Who's In It?
Frantic directors Steven Hoggett and Scott Graham, with Karl Sullivan and Simon Rees, take on the roles of the four lads who meet at the funeral of another friend.
What They Say About It
"Frantic Assembly has come of age... Pumping music raises your heart-rate, and painful male emotions are made physical in explosive, lyrical choreography," Rachel Halliburton, The Independent.
"It only flags when Chris O'Connell's script makes its implicit homoeroticism explicit. Dance is good for drama, but can trip up over plot. For all its physical eloquence, Hymns is almost as inarticulate as the hims it sympathetically portrays," Robert Hewison, Sunday Times.
"A perceptive and entertaining analysis of the dynamics of male friendship; and a brave, raw contemplation of death," Maeve Walsh, The Independent on Sunday.
Where You Can See It
Hymns is at the Lyric Theatre, King St, Hammersmith, London W6 (0181-741 2311) until Sat
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