Shaving and Plucking is a starkly honest look at the seemingly acceptable of emotional torture between man and wife. This particularily dark tale focuses on the insecurities associated with society’s image of feminine beauty and how an unscrupulous partner can manipulate these to their own advantage.
At times amusing, Shaving and Plucking is an engrossing and thought-provoking piece of theatre that leaves you feeling ever so uncomfortable at the end. The themes of dehumanisation and denial are brought across wonderfully by a delivery that is almost clinical in its detached portrayal of a woman being oppressed by a ”loving” husband.
Deeply uncompromising, Shaving and Plucking is a hurtfully honest look into the dark and depraved world of manipulation and forced domination. It’s not the stuff of dreams, but lets hope it’s not the stuff of nightmares.