Theatre review: Sheltered

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Bellyfeel Theatre Company tackles homelessness in this anthology of mini-plays, the line-up of which is decided by an audience vote.

Star rating: **

Venue: Paradise in the Vault (Venue 29)

Today’s selection tackles the sense of invisibility homeless people experience on the street; the choices and sacrifices that lead them there; the danger of rape and sexual abuse and the ‘hidden homeless’, or those overlooked because they’re in often temporary, non-secure accommodation.

The performances are unflinchingly confrontational, but it’s not enough to make individual episodes stand out – only the physical theatre segment distinguishes itself from the other monologues, and even it would benefit from less cluttered choreography.

Until 20 August. Today 12:25pm.

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