Winner of Best Ensemble Award, Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2010
"Rather than treading familiar ground, the production by Ben Harrison and
Maria Oller is fresh, funny and polemical...Harrison's script successfully connects a crackpot theory
from the 1930s to today...the 'naturals' presence- joyful, vulgar, defiant- is a stinging reminder of
what happens when eugenics is applied to the splendid variety of real life. All too convincingly,
the staff promote an atomised lifestyle that rejects the messiness of the family in favour of pneumatic
bodies and pornographic pleasure. ..the play brilliantly engages with a deep neurosis in our 'fitter,
happier, more productive' time.' Mark Fisher, The Guardian"
Mark Fisher, The Guardian
"Ben Harrison and Maria Oller's production makes inspired use of the Informatics Forum...
the use of music (by Philip Pinsky) ranges fascinatingly from atmospheric and doom-laden background noise to brisk
little pep-songs for the perfect...strikingly effective simple choreography from Janis Claxon and the leading
performances all have a piercing clarity...an experience that those who see it are unlikely to forget."