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The Hole

  • Theatre
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

By: Yllana and Paco León. Featuring: Adrián García, Bruno Gullo, Alejandro Forriols, Julian Fontalvo, Vinila Von Bismark, Arancha Fernández, Mónica Riba Roque, Nacho Sánchez, Julio Bellido, Donet Collazo, Viviana Camino.

The poster advertising the show is the most provocative thing about this weird and wild cabaret that was first produced in Madrid and is now making stopping in Barcelona in its new incarnation. Though 'The Hole' might not be the kind of cabaret you'd expect to see, it is still cabaret. It's missing the requisite eroticism, even though the stage boasts its fair share of tits and ass, not to mention a full monty moment swinging about. It wants to be theatre, but the scripted performances of the fantastic Spanish singer and show-woman La Terremoto de Alcorcón are a bit soft, except when she throws the script aside and improvises with the audence.

The show wants to be a party, and the Coliseum's tables sparkle and invite you to have a drink. It's a good idea. But the stage space, La Terremoto's house, looks like some sort of haunted house at an amusement park, which doesn't fit well with your host's personality. The selection of musical numbers hasn't really hit the nail on the head – a bit garish, and the volume! Undoubtedly the best bits are the circus numbers – nearly all of them with air silks and elastics – powerful flips and turns, and a chubby Marilyn Monroe on the aerial hoop.

The stripteases lack sensuality, and the set is a bit puzzling. But any audience expecting jokes and some lighthearted vulgarity will get a good night out.


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