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Nathalie Marie Verbeke and Charlotte de Bruyne

Pleasance Courtyard

From 01 August 2012 to 26 August 2012

Rating: **

Review by Philip Fisher

In 2012, Ontroerend Goed and its satellites, these two young ladies, have veered away from straight(ish) theatre into performance art.

For 40 minutes, the performers work their hearts out with the assistance of dual laptops and projectors.

The early phase sees dozens of tearful photos of the pair flash across the screens. We then move into the heart of the performance as they wittily imitate extracts from random movies that have made them cry.

There is also a short section of more personal but equally artificial sadness to close an unusual but overly-long experience.