Or You Could Kiss Me
What the popular press had to say...
"What a terrible dud it proves. All my old reservations about puppets – above all that they are at once horribly creepy and disastrously prone to sentimentality – came flooding back... unexpectedly dull and disappointing show. "
"Much as I admired the formidable skill, it only momentarily tampered with my emotions...But while dazzled by the technical finesse, I began to crave, after 100 minutes in the company of puppets, the spontaneous combustion created by the presence of living actors.
"I was surprised the puppets didn’t take a bow at the end, so convincing are they at conveying the essence of Mr A and Mr B as ailing eighty-somethings in Port Elizabeth in 2036, and their health-packed younger selves in the 'perfect summer' of 1971...Elsewhere, though, there’s a frustrating sense of missed opportunity as the narrative wafts, sometimes confusingly, around the sketchy scenes."
"Marvelous moments...Unfortunately, it has almost no momentum"
" A rich, thoughtful and tender piece, though slightly too dense to move you as much as it could."