Starring: Ella Barton, Kelly Diver, Mary Hooten, Andrew Marsden, Ash Preston, Rob Tame
With monologues about a morbidly obese character convincing herself she's pregnant, a rather grisly end to The Chronicles Of Narnia and an orally fixated pregnant woman intent on fellating the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the bounds of Chris' imagination seem limitless. Often bordering on the grotesque, each piece was a nugget of literary exploration, showcasing the writer's talent on stage. As with any showcase, some pieces worked better than others and I suspect this was the same over all four nights. Upon initially hearing about the four wholly separate events I couldn't help but think it slightly self-indulgent, especially for the debut of a new theatre company, but in actuality I'm hoping that MOUTH is Chris hurling ideas at an audience to see which would stick. Because a whole host of these characters and ideas could be developed into whole plays or stories, which I hope he runs with. He's more than succeeded with nurturing the seeds - now we definitely want to see him grow at least a few full trees.