Spray

Theatre (physical theatre, performance art)

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  • Assembly Roxy - Central
  • 14:35
  • Aug 24-26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 8+
  • Country: Korea, Republic Of
  • Group: Cho-in Theatre Company – Korean Season presented by AtoBiz Ltd
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 8 and above (8+)
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months
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Description

A darkly comedic social satire with innovative staging and colourful physicality. Exhausted by his job and his noisy neighbour keeping him up at night, the man in apartment 709 picks up a parcel for 109 by mistake. The possibility of keeping the parcel awakens a thrill inside him and he begins to steal other parcels intentionally. One day, he decides to take one of his neighbour's parcels, wanting to get revenge for her inconsiderate behaviour. But inside the box is the body of the neighbour's cat... From Korean Theatre Directors' Association 2018 Director of the Year Chung-euy Park.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Ramp access from ground level. If not using the ramp there is 2 steps into the venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Tony 6 days ago

Wacky over the top dance and storyline, with fantastic choreography and set design.

Nina 7 days ago

Excellent performance and intelligent staging. Pathos, humour and social satire.

Abigail Hirst 8 days ago

Energetic physical theatre and intelligent set design bring to life this slick, morbid yet humourous tale about not quite loving thy neighbour.

David: @morrallcode 10 days ago

Yes. Yes. Yes. Slick comedy, anime-style acting with extremely well choreographed and coordinated performances. Makes you reflect while being light enough to enjoy.

Clearly a labour of love to make everything work as well as it did, very skilled performers.

Fringe Bingers 10 days ago

An original telling of a moral and bleak tale of the big city, highly stylised, meticulously choreographed and with brilliant staging. 3.5*

Judith Koenig 13 days ago

Very arty, poetic and touching. Great directing. Definitely some of the best performances we have seen in 10 days of Fringe!!

Alex 14 days ago

Truly beautiful, mesmerising from start to finish. Strongly recommend.

Kate Gaul 15 days ago

Spray - Cho-in Theatre Company – (Korea) Exhausted by his job and his noisy neighbour keeping him up at night, the man in apartment 709 picks up a parcel for 109 by mistake. The possibility of keeping the parcel awakens a thrill inside him and he begins to steal other parcels intentionally. One day he collects a parcel only to discover inside the box is the body of the neighbour's cat. This was DIVINE physical theatre and right up my alley (I would compare this to Lecocq work – total body commitment, quite clown-esque, and the company used the moveable screens I became acquainted with through Clockfire). Lots of snazzy video effects and precision (eg, placing fast moving screens to receive video and lighting). Super funny. The ending weirded me out – total existentialism - the man in the story’s life was shit, the cat was dead and everyone was alone. Dark. Love it. Four hearty Remnants-of-Korean Corn Cheese.

Natasha 16 days ago

Off the wall, imaginative and fabulous, the performers ricocheted around the stage with boundless energy while the stage set bounced & wove around them, conjuring up claustrophobic cityscapes, tube journeys and shoe shopping. The story twisted and turned in unexpected ways but the movement and visual effects were what kept me spellbound. If only I could have seen their Macbeth too!

Nick Jacobs 16 days ago

Refreshingly staged, vigorously acted, a world familiar yet strange. Simple ideas and familiar human threads, yet I never quite knew where it was taking me... worth waiting for, worth finding out.
Would like to have seen Macbeth too.

LTW 17 days ago

Wonderfully entertaining tale played out by a very energetic cast!

The ever changing stage props were a visual delight, and the choreography of the actors excellent.

Recommend!


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Voice Mag (5/5 stars) 4 days ago

What an unexpected pleasure from the Korean Theatre Directors' Association. Spray is one of a kind. It's deliciously dark and full to the brim with temptation and satire.

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The Stage [paywall] (4/5 stars) 8 days ago

Adapted from a novel by Kim Kyung-wook, Spray is a delightfully surrealistic tale of exhaustion, urban living, petty thievery and cats.  Directed by Park Cheong-euy, the primary coloured staging employs the use of multiple screens and fast-moving video projections by Bae Yun-kyung to create a montage of scenes from the...

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The List (3/5 stars) 9 days ago

Cho-in Theatre Company from Korea bring their unique blend of madness...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 13 days ago

This kitsch, kinetic piece of physical performance from South Korea’s Cho-in Theatre Company employs a clever blend of mime, movement and digital projection to conjure up a hyper-real vision of the big bad city in which people are more like pinballs, twanging about between their home and work.  Our hero,...

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FringeReview 14 days ago

South Korean physical theatre company ‘Cho-in Theatre Company’ present their highly physical and dark comedic piece titled ‘Spray’. Adapted from a popular Korean novel by Kim Kyung-wook, ‘Spray’ follows the story of a man who accidently takes a parcel belonging to someone else in his apartment block. Although, he eventually...

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