The Cardinals**** (Roundhouse, 14 Jan 2013)

Posted: January 15, 2013 in Theatre

Devised and performed by the Stan’s Cafe group, this show Is part of the 2013 London International Mime Festival. It consists of four performers, three as Roman Catholic cardinals and one as a Muslim stage hand, acting out scenes from Middle East mythology and history, stretching from the Old Testament to an apocalypse in the near future. My own lack of knowledge of the Bible meant that many of the jokes in the first half went over my head but, nonetheless, I found it inventive, consistently amusing and often hilarious with much of the humour arising from intentional mishaps in the seemingly chaotic staging.

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