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    Bin Juice, Vault Festival – Review – Everything Theatre

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    Bin Juice is a grotesque, disgusting, violent production, and all the better for it. Cat Kolubayev has written a show with such an inhumane brutality and slick humour that you can’t look away. If the title isn’t a giveaway that you’re not walking into the most sanitised of productions, the setting certainly is. We watch as an increasingly frustrated Barney/Belinda, played by Helena Antoniou, interviews for an apprentice position in a shady hazardous waste company. The interview itself is a blunt, hilarious slog that seems to contain every nightmare scenario for a job interview short of forgetting to wear…

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    Unmissable!

    A truly brutal and hilarious show that is not afraid to get its hands dirty.

    User Rating: 4.6 ( 1 votes)

    Bin Juice is a grotesque, disgusting, violent production, and all the better
    for it. Cat Kolubayev has written a show with such an inhumane brutality and
    slick humour that you can’t look away. If the title isn’t a giveaway that
    you’re not walking into the most sanitised of productions, the setting
    certainly is. We watch as an increasingly frustrated Barney/Belinda, played by
    Helena Antoniou, interviews for an apprentice position in a shady hazardous
    waste company. The interview itself is a blunt, hilarious slog that seems to
    contain every nightmare scenario for a job interview short of forgetting to
    wear trousers. It’s an amazing, entertaining, cringe-fest fuelled event that
    lays important groundwork for the tone and plot of the rest of the show.

    Of course, while we empathise with
    Barney/Belinda at the beginning, it’s the two interviewers, Francine and Marla,
    played by Adeline Waby and Madison Clare respectively, that steal the show. The
    two make a great pair with Waby as the not-as-smart-she-thinks Francine and
    Clare as the incredibly thick, incredibly endearing Marla. They play perfectly
    off each other, with Francine barking orders or statements that don’t always
    quite make sense and Marla agreeing with them no matter what. Both actresses
    have impeccable timing and give off a twisted, Three Stooges-like energy that
    could see them throwing pies or body parts at each other with a perfect comedic
    effect.

    Clare especially is a delight to behold. It
    takes someone very smart to play a stupid person well, and she does that with
    flying colours while managing to infuse the character with an inner life and
    heart that makes Marla believable. A standout moment for both Kolubayev’s
    writing and Clare’s performance is a particular monologue where Marla explains
    her mother was ‘eaten by flies’. What starts out as a joke quickly turns into
    an engrossing, disgusting, and deeply sad story about Marla finding her
    mother’s body days after she had died. The picture she paints of a vibrating
    mass of black buzzing in the kitchen sends chills down your spine and is not
    quickly forgotten.

    It is very hard to find fault with this show. Bin
    Juice
    is dark and funny and seems to fall into a Beckett-esque absurdity
    reminiscent of Waiting for Godot or Endgame, but with more of an
    actual plot. The only thing that frustrates about this production is that it
    creates such an interesting world that you want to know more. You want to know
    who is running this ‘hazardous waste’ company, who Barney/Belinda really is,
    and you definitely want to know what happens after the show ends. It’s rare to
    leave a fringe show wanting a sequel, but Kolubayev has created something truly
    gross and entrancing.

    Written by: Cat Kolubayev
    Directed by: Anastasia Bruce-Jones
    Consulting Producer: Kitty Wordsworth
    Booking Link: https://vaultfestival.com/whats-on/bin-juice
    Booking Until: 15 March 2020



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