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Set your inner Big Bad Wolf Free - release your inhibitions
Reading the tagline advertising The Inquisition of the Big Bad Wolf, "Dance, theatre and comedy are fused into a great big hilarious wonderland that you can't resist!" set the tone of anticipation and questioning of what we were about to witness. The opening scene of the dancing wolves only highlighted the expectation of what was to come as the music was compellingly intriguing.
There was slight confusion regarding the first scene of the "missing performer", but was quickly squashed as the realisation this act was part of the show, defining the expectation for a quirky yet hilariously entertaining introduction. Working their way through the show, the talented performers all shined in their own way. Each scene was performed with the right mix of frustration, questions, intrigue and drama. A huge highlight was the work experience student played by Scarlett Anthony, who stole the show with her dry wit and absolutely spectacular voice. Her solo was haunting and edge of your seat stuff while complimented beautifully by the interpretive dance of Lizzie Vilmanis.
The male performers, Charles Ball and Zaimon Vilmanis showed how a fight scene can be well executed and choreographed. Their intense battle over socks could have been quite cheesy and misinterpreted, But performed with such passion and strength, it was a brilliant piece of art. Showcasing the fight against life which can be full of obstacles but always comes together in the end – what a powerful piece.
This roller coaster of a show is not everyone's cup of tea and is slightly confusing at times, but I thoroughly enjoyed the emotions and thought process it evoked. The realisation this show pays homage to the battle of life, discussing mental illness and the complexities of our society, our technology, our expectations and ourselves was intense. The idea of fearing the Big Bad Wolf in our society, conforming to expectations and being too concerned with society is essentially what this show is promoting. This show is definitely a night to remember and one which will leave you questioning and re-examining your personal Big Bad Wolf. Let your inhibitions go, whack on a rainbow unicorn costume (if you have viewed this show you will get this reference) free your mind, explore new perspectives and book tickets to this entertaining experience.