Buster Keaton meets Looney Tunes in exploration of love

Crazy Glue

Crazy Glue

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The mad, messy and sticky side of love is explored in a new show at The Place, Bedford this weekend.

Inspired by award-winning author Etgar Keret’s short story of the same name, Crazy Glue sees Filipa Tomas and Bradley Wayne Smith communicating solely through sound effects and their own invented language as they tell a universal story of love and loss.

When a newlywed couple find their initial love has given way to the thornier terrain of married life, they discover how far they will go to fix their relationship even when it seems beyond repair. The show is said to combine “the physical comedy of Buster Keaton with the madcap absurdity of Looney Tunes”.

Co-artistic director Philipa Tomas said: “As we explored Etgar Keret’s short story we were intent on creating a universally accessible piece.

“What developed was a theatrical language that blends the physicality of silent films with cartoon-like sound effects. When we then paired this language with complex themes of love and loss we were excited at how it allowed us to focus on them with honesty, openness and humour.”

The show takes place at 7.30pm on Saturday, October 10. Full price tickets cost £10. Visit www.theplacebedford.org.uk to book.