Flemish Proverbs review: Bizarre but entertaining | Tiger Dublin Fringe
Two late-16th-century prison chefs serve up a very strange meal
Flemish Proverbs centres on two late 16th-century prison chefs. The setting, NCAD’s Luncheonette, is perfectly chosen for it. Seated in front of one of the cavernous arches, we get a restricted view into the kitchen at the back, allowing for some almost cartoonish comedy as the chefs run back and forth between the arches and around the kitchen, screaming. The show is equal measures grotesque and funny, and at the end you’re handed the meal that Cook (Moira Brady Averill) and Freek (Isadora Epstein) have been preparing as they tell their tale. Both of their performances are manic, but very well done.
You move from your seats in front of the “stage” to meet the devil (James Moran) in the dining room, after which the atmosphere completely changes. Lunch is served and the previously very intense Cook tells us she’ll get us some accordion music to lighten the mood. The whole experience is bizarre, but entertaining.
Until September 15th