Barely Methodical Troupe bring a composite of contemporary dance, acrobatics, parkour and physical comedy to Hull Truck Theatre, using every cubic inch of space to its full potential.
Opening with five male figures roughhousing in true playground fashion, their tussle is immediately halted by the appearance of a stern and authoritative female whose very gaze causes them to become bashful and timid. Directing them to take their positions, for which they choose to adopt the stances of Classical statues, what follows is a mysterious, nail-biting and amusing series of feats, each more detailed and impressive than the last.
Ranging from breakdancing and cooperative capers to moments that will make you wince and gasp, Kin brims with excitement, anticipation and apprehension on the part of the audience, which contrasts beautifully with the cool control and perfect precision from those on stage.
Following a soft, smooth storyline of a group of men - brothers in movement - vying for the attention and affection of an incredibly talented woman with intentions veiled in secrecy, this is an impish and spectacular show that entertains throughout.
Kin runs at Hull Truck Theatre until Saturday 28th May. To book your tickets, call the box office on 01482 323638 or visit www.hulltruck.co.uk.
Reviewer: Rich Sutherland