Review by Damo Bullen for Mumble Theatre

August 21, 2014

Made in Ilva: the contemporary Heremit

When one man can command the intensity of the theatrical experience just by flexing his sinewey muscles, we must find ourselves at the Parnassian peak of physical theater. Nicola Pianzola, of the experimental Instabili Vaganti company of Bologna, is just that man, & his hour of incantation-like speech & gymanastic movements is nothing but a piece of pefect drama.The story he tells is that of the posionous effects of the ever-polutant-belching Ilva steel works in Taranto […]. Cue a desperate & work-addicted Pianzola watching his friends die around him, & delivering the translated script with a stylish panache which belies his non-English nationality. A mini-modern classic that drives a needle into the nerves.