Not Fit for Flight: Audience Split

Not Fit for Flight

Victoria: Modern Myth Physical Theatre’s Not Fit for Flight just didn’t do it for me. A dance piece about the increasingly paranoid behaviour of an isolated 1950s housewife who is addicted to barbiturates and confined to her home, this strange Flight seemed to split the audience down the centre on Saturday night, with half laughing often and approvingly at her hallucinations and the other half glancing at their watches.

Credit must be given to lighting designer Michael Franzmann, who bathed the stage in an appropriate haze and to Victoria-based Treena Stubel, the creator of the piece, for her stunning transformation and commitment to her character. But in the end, 45 minutes of bizarre radio clips and escape attempts were both too much and not enough all at once.

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By Jessica Salloum