"Honest, sexy, raw, sassy, thought-provoking"
by Amber Smith on 10/03/10

Cyd Casados's writing is laid bare in this three-play show. The intimate venue and basic set make the writing the star of the show. In "Do Not Call" the ills of modern society are bought to life as a suicidal postal worker is interrupted by a persistent telesales person. The setting is Anytown,USA, but the theme is universal, and the pathos and comedy are played pitch perfect by Bruce Lawrence and Tova Leigh. In the next play "The Interview" Laura Pradelska is a magnetic combination of power and vice as Liv Edeth - the Devil herself. Pradelska, who stunned audiences as Faith in "Still Life at the Sushi Bar" - a one-women expose on the stripping industry - is a tour-de-force onstage, and must be seen to be believed. In the final play, the title piece of the work, Natasha Staples plays a young sex-addict who struggles with issues of love and monogamy in this role-reversal from traditional values. Her performance is subtle but compelling as she transforms from ravenous tiger to playful kitten in a flash. Bruce Lawrence plays her lover in this densely layered, poignant look at sex, love and relationships. "On the Permanence of Fugitive Colours" has all the beginnings of an incredible full length piece, as it raises more questions than it answers. Which, in my opinion, is exactly what good theatre should do.

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