Bare – shocked, appalled, elated.
‘Bare’ is a visceral, compelling and engaging piece of theatre, filled with moments of breathtaking violence. It tells the story of Skinner, a man who is drawn into the world of bare-knuckle fighting, and tells it through scenes, monologues, and the best stage-fighting at the Festival. Skinner’s story is moving, and the characters are well-crafted and beautifully acted.
If you’re looking for something tame, or PG rated, then this definitely isn’t for you – but if you want to be perched on the edge of your seat, then head down to the Radisson. The performances are astonishing, and the whole show is perfectly paced: it barrels along, and you can’t help but be drawn into it. The stage violence is excellently choreographed, and there is not a weak link in the excellent cast.
I would encourage anyone (well, anyone who is not of a nervous disposition) to see ‘Bare’, but remember that it’s very much not for the faint-hearted! You will be shocked, thrilled, and emerge from the theatre with your heart racing.