Though it needs a little more time to grow up, the Suicide Ensemble’s loudest & proudest work promises an unforgettable experience for the curious explorer.
Like a combination of death cult, escape room and house party, Awful/Big Adventure doesn’t set an agenda for the viewer – rather setting the stage for a night of discovery and debauchery. Played fast and loose, in between spaced out segments of plot progression there’s opportunity for drinks, drugs, dares and dancing, singing and story-telling – plenty to do and plenty of time to do it in. Otherwise you’re left to explore the impressive venue (the heritage listed ACPA building) – uncovering shared mysteries as you chase secret-keeping beasts and discover artefacts of the Peter Pan mythos in which the work is heavily invested.
Reviewed by Jason Lomas
This review is based on the reviewer’s experience of the performance on May 19.