Bane 1, 2 & 3
I was a bit dubious upon purchasing my Bane 3 tickets considering I hadn’t seen the first two instalments of the trilogy, but was assured this was not a pre requisite. A highly amusing film noir parody that follows the story of Bruce Bane, a bad guy turned good desperately trying to leave his gangster days behind but is finding his past increasingly hard to shake off.
The fast pace in which actor, Joe Bone showcases his vast voice changing abilities, attention to detail and performance sound effects (he is responsible for them all) is carried out with real panache. Blink and you could miss something vital to the plot. It is difficult at times to keep up with the speedy transition from one character to the next as he skilfully plays the entire cast, both male and female parts.
He paints a vivid picture of what’s going on every step of the way, keeping the audience gripped to the storyline without the aid of any props and only a guitarist to keep him company. By the end of the show Bone is covered in sweat; it doesn’t slow him down and he even finds himself acting out full blown fights and dance scenes. Definitely a Fringe must see.