Ten Out of Ten

Terry O’Donovan, Stuart Barter and Clare Dunn

Assembly Hall

From 01 August 2013 to 26 August 2013

Rating: ***

Review by Philip Fisher

This kind of minimalist performance piece will not appeal to all.

For around an hour, the audience is asked by a trio to contemplate the meaning of success and failure, with a requirement to becoming increasingly involved.

They are led by folk who look and behave as if they might doorstep you to sell the Mormon religion while dancing, moving, creating a soundscape and setting up situations or one-sided conversations.

These are broadly based around a mythical everywoman construct called Jennifer, whose bland life we follow across decades.

Little of note happens but it is all intricately planned, building to a team square dance that is not easy to evade if you resent obligatory audience participation.