Arts and Culture

Review: Sound & Fury’s Cyranose by David Cavanagh

Posted on: Sun 4 Mar 2018

Hi, I’m David Cavanagh and I’ve been to see Sound & Fury’s Cyranose at the Tandanya Arts Café on Grenfell Street.

Sound & Fury’s trademark is re-imagining well-known works in their own inimitable style. Last year it was Sherlock Holmes and before that, Hamlet & Juliet. This year Edmond Rostand’s big-nosed hero, Cyrano de Bergerac gets the treatment as Cyranose de Bivouac. The plot stays true to the original storyline, but that’s where the similarity ends. The three performers play all the roles, with the audience adding an extra cast member, courtesy of notes handed out as we entered and which we were asked to recite at the start of the performance. The script, if one actually exists, is quickly forgotten and ad lib reigns supreme. The newest member of Sound & Fury has only been with them for a few weeks but he fitted in perfectly and was hamming it up splendidly with his two colleagues, who have both been with the company for as long as I have been reviewing them, and they are obviously very comfortable in each other’s company. This is a splendid hour of mayhem and it’s as funny as a fit.

Cyranose is part of the Adelaide Fringe and is on at the Tandanya Arts Cafe until the 18th of March. Check your Fringe guide for details.

David Cavanagh

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