More Beckett than Beckham.
As sports world bigwigs prepared to descend on London for last year’s games and bureaucratic busybodies tried to figure out how best to exploit the national fervour, Ridiculusmus created its very own satirical take on it all – Total Football.
Picking over football systems, political wrangling and changing room banter, Total Football tackles the big questions of life – immortality, happiness and why England always lose. From the controversial attempt to create a united UK football team for the 2012 games to one man’s attempts to reproduce when he can’t even explain the offside rule, Ridiculusmus has patched up its metatarsals to examine the melting pot of what it means to be British today.
Building on the company’s reputation for making seriously funny, multi-award winning theatre and masterfully inventive comic writing, Total Football is a wickedly clever, mischievously sharp, and acutely observed meditation on our times.
BSL interpreted performance 22 May
Post show talk 21 May
You don’t need to give a fig about Football to enjoy this inventive, hectic 70 minute piece… this slice of the absurd has a real lightness of touch
Evening Standard ****
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