Okay I know I’m pretty inconsistent in terms of blog posts but I’m back at it with another edition of Local Focus. And YES you read right, I’m back with Floral Peroxide’s Alison Paradoxx and 5000AD!
With their debut Fringe show receiving rave reviews from Tulpa Magazine as well as being awarded the 2019 Graham F Smith Peace Foundation Award, I sat down with Alison and 5000 AD to learn more about Floral Peroxide (2.0).
From a change of venues, to an addition of a new cast member, Floral Peroxide highlights how debilitating disability can be especially when gone undiagnosed. However, it also demonstrates how individuals can find empowerment through their unique sense of self through art.
A startling, confronting and heart-warming portrayal of disability; Alison and 5000 AD seamlessly blend poetry with eerie synth sounds to present lived disability — unfiltered.
I must also give a special mention to the Ian Gibbins who provided captioning for the show. The timing and visual effects brought the whole performance together and allowed the audience (myself included) to fully immerse ourselves in Alison’s experiences.
As a highly accessible show with theatrics like no other this Fringe season (to my knowledge), I’m struggling to find areas of criticism (perhaps a larger venue to accommodate more people). Therefore, I am giving the show a 5/5. And I rarely do give ratings, but Floral Peroxide is definitely worth it!
Floral Peroxide’s Last Show
Wed 11 March: 7pm, Nexus Arts
For more info click here!
PSSSST Alison and 5000AD also told me they have new works on the horizon, so stay tuned for that!
If you liked this interview/review, have any criticisms about this post or just wanna say hey, I’d love to hear from you!