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Dave St-Pierre Company, Un Peu de Tendresse, Sadler's Wells

Dave St-Pierre Company, Un Peu de Tendresse, Sadler's Wells

Two dozen naked Canadians can't be wrong

Dave St-Pierre Company in 'A Little Tenderness, For Crying Out Loud!'Photo © Dave St Pierre

When asked if I wanted to go and see two dozen naked Canadians doing audience participation, the answer was, self-evidently, nonononononononono. And then, for good measure, NO. Well, I’m here to tell you, I was wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. And I apologise to Dave St-Pierre and Company for my foolish prejudices. Un Peu de Tendresse Bordel de Merde ("A little tenderness, for Pete's sake") is an amazing evening of theatre.

Soon the dozen men don platinum curly wigs, strip, and descend into the audience and into mayhem

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I cannot believe you gave this merde a good review. There were three good set pieces which lasted possibly 15 minutes out of the nearly 2 hour long running time. It was overlong, overindulgent, and over cooked. As a lady behind me commented "it didn't deserve the ending" - and even the, admittedly beautiful, ending lasted about 5 minutes longer than it needed to.

it was one of the best an most moving pieces of theatre i've seen. i can't believe that people were so rude as to walk out of the theatre; thought people could be a little more mature and be able to look at the naked human condition and watch the madness of love at its most raw. i shocked that critics could give this such a low rating. Dave St Pierre is a genius.

I saw a photo of this production in yesterday's Evening Standard. Haven't we seen it all before?(if you'll forgive the allusion) Full- frontal nudity is not a new phenomenon onstage("Hair","Oh!Calcutta!") ,so why is this piece of theatre appearing in the 21st Century? Not for the squeamish.I thought it was tedious.Deja vu theatre.

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