(F.E.A.R.) | STAGE PREVIEW
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Tue 21 – Sat 25 Feb
Are you a fan of Mr and Mrs Clark? No? Well, you’re wrong. Anyone familiar with their work will be feeling a shiver of anticipation as Gareth Clark and Marega Palser bring their new show, (F.E.A.R.), to Chapter. If you’ve not witnessed their idiosyncratic combination of humour and polemic, choreography and audience participation, then it’s high time you joined the programme and took a step into the unknown.
(F.E.A.R.) is a one-man show addressing the contemporary world of fear and anxiety, presented from the point of view of a middle-aged man struggling to deal with the uncertainties of Brexit, ISIS, state surveillance, and the inevitable processes of his own aging. Sure to be in turn challenging and hilarious, quite possibly disturbing, and undoubtedly sincere at its core, (F.E.A.R.) will engage its audience with a political intensity and a sharp iconoclastic wit. Beyond that, who knows? Anything could happen: previous work has veered from The Shelly Duvalls, the story of a punk band fixated on The Shining, to Smash It Up, a heartfelt protest against cultural vandalism that was shortlisted for the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015. Part Vic & Bob, part Torville and Dean, zero percent Ant and Dec, Mr and Mrs Clark are manifestly impossible to define, so go and see them for yourselves and take a walk on the wild(ish) side.
Tickets: £12. Info: 029 2030 4400 / www.chapter.org