Anything With A Pulse is energetic, relevant and funny. Just two actors (Rufus Love and Annie Davison) perform in this play and both seamlessly transition between a vast array of different characters, accents and physicalities, whilst commentating on their inner thoughts in third person. It is definitely worth seeing. Wonkey Donkey’s play is a narrative about dating culture in modern society. It tells the story of two twenty-somethings bumping into each other in a club after Love’s character has come out of a long-term relationship and is being pushed back onto the dating scene by his mates. They part their separate ways and then reunite later on only to be separated again due to miscommunication and lack of confidence.
The two performers work the small space exceptionally well, including the audience with their direct address and comical side eyes. They multi-role throughout the performance with ease, though you must stay engaged as the differentiations between characters can be as subtle as a slight accent change and change in stance. The show is fast paced and covers a range of situations which means the audience is bound to relate to something in the show.
Anything With A Pulse is high energy with plenty of dancing, jigging and jumping, yet highlights some important problems with today’s society and dating culture. It showcases the pressure to conform to peer pressure rather than be assured with ourselves and make the decisions that are true to ourselves. Both characters call attention to personal insecurities that many of us have probably felt in our lives in a way that makes you reflect upon the way that you think.
Anything With A Pulse is creative, fresh and full of comedy and it is sure to go down a treat with adults of all ages.