James Alexander McKenzie presents Jimmy Mack the Shapeshifting Jester: an absurdist comedy ‘poetry-play’ in which ‘Jimmy Mack the Jester’ and his motley crew of anti-hero alter egos perform spoken word. The cross-disciplinary work is characterised by wry humour; parody; absurdity; obscenity; self-absorption; the use of metatheatrical devices (self referentiality; drawing attention to its construction and artificiality); reflections on, and references to art; and references to Edinburgh. McKenzie employs costumes and props in his performances, and he has created sculptural collage-paintings that correspond with the different personas and serve as theatrical scenery.

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