“Born at the same time on the same day in the same hospital, Pig and Runt have been inseparable ever since. They speak in their own language, play by their own rules, and create a world for themselves in which boundaries blur between truth and illusion. Until, on their seventeenth birthday, they discover something more. As night falls, and the disco and drink take hold, they spiral violently out of control.”
This review is most definitely long overdue. I went to see Disco Pigs in London in July last year, and as soon as I walked out of there I knew that I had to write about it on my blog, without a doubt. It just took me a little longer than anticipated to get around to it.
As anyone who knows me knows, I am a very big Harry Potter fan. So when I saw that Evanna Lynch (who I also like very much) was going to be in the theatre production of Disco Pigs, I booked tickets as soon as I could. I had front row seats, and it was brilliant. It wasn’t what I expected, I will say that, but I still really enjoyed it. I did get a little lost at times, but I got the general gist of what was going on and I couldn’t help but feel for the longtime friends.
The plot is very fast-paced, and there are moments that are hilarious, moments that are harrowing, moments where you can’t help but pity the characters, and moments that are just plain odd. I think the absurdity of some of the situations is what made me like it so much, it’s unique, which is definitely something that is rare.
Pig and Runt’s relationship was interesting, to say the least. I thought that Campbell’s take on Pig was amazing. He was very energetic, jumping and dancing around the stage. Honestly, I don’t know how he didn’t have to take a sit down half way through! I know I would’ve. Campbell and Lynch’s performances combined were astonishing, they seemed so in sync with one another, you’d almost believe that they really were life-long inseparable friends, which is what I think I liked so much about the production. Campbell and Lynch kept the audience captivated throughout the whole 75 minutes.
Overall, Disco Pigs is something that I would see again given the opportunity. Unfortunately for me, but fortunate for Americans, Disco Pigs is currently in New York. So if that’s somewhere you can get to, I would recommend seeing it.