Vicious Circles

by Ben Kalman
Directed by : Stéfan Cédilot. Théâtre Sans Fond – Stadium Tour – Weeping Spoon
With Patrick Rogers, Kathleen Aubert, Shane Adamczak, Charles Mayer

2012 Montreal Fringe Festival’s Next Stage Award for Best Local English Production – Winner
Turnstile Theatre Award, Fringe World 2014, Perth, Australie – Winner
«5 Star Show Of The Week» of the Sunday Mail Award – Adelaide Fringe 2014, Australie – Winner
The West Australia Arts Editor Award – Fringe World 2014, Perth, Australie – Finalist
Artrage Theatre Award – Fringe World 2014, Perth, Australie – Nomination

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“Takes a delightfully apt punk twist on theatrical convention…Tous les membres de la distribution sont incroyables.”

Victoria Laberge

“Extraordinary performances by Patrick Rogers as Sid, Kathleen Aubert as Nancy, Shane Adamczak – just incredible as Johnny Rotten – and Charles Mayer make the show as darkly entertaining as it is dark. Not to be missed, Adelaide.”

David Zampatti
The Turnstiles

“The presence of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren – Charles Mayer – cynically puts into perspective the outrageous merchandising of the Sex Pistols Product… Extremely physical, the play reaches an almost surreal intensity.

The characters are portrayed with passion and energy by unleashed actors.”

Yves Rousseau
Le Quatrième

“The characters are properly larger than life…Charles Mayer is positively vile as the supremely exploitative Malcom McLaren… Fringe fare of the first order.”

Peter Burdon
The Advertiser

“The author captures the bitter animosity between Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten and the band’s Svengali-like manager Malcolm McLaren played as punk snake-oil salesman by Charles Mayer… The actors never go out of character… shouting at people and making obnoxious remarks. That’s punk.”

Brendon Kelly
The Montreal Gazette

“Charles Mayer slimes his wicked way to the mire, cattle-prodding his charges into greater infamy.”

Matt Byrne
The Sunday Mail

“You will be surprised and no downtime will be granted to you before the end.”

Geneviève Germain

“This is a take-no-prisoners Fringe show that leaves you knowing you’ve seen something great and got your money’s worth. Even if punk is not your cup of tea, this is pure entertainment.”

Tony Busch
Adelaide Theatre Guide

“The actors have to be commended for bringing their characters to life so convincingly.”

Lorraine Carpenter

“I enjoyed every minute of this.”

Robert Horne
InDaily, Adelaide Independent News

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