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This is not Culturally Significant

Stripped naked streaked only in seemingly haphazard white paint enshrouded in darkness with only the starkest of lights revealing his taut, wiry figure Adam Scott- Rowley lays himself bare both physically and emotionally in a densely intense powerful work that is mesmerizing from start to conclusion. A reminder of what the Fringe once was in terms of innovation, inventiveness and new talent.
Right from the outset this show is confrontational as Scott-Rowley, playing with his genitals, acts out the part of female webcam porn star pleasuring herself and on the brink of orgasm in what must surely be one of the bravest starts to a show which lays clear its intentions from the get go.
This is merely the beginning and Scott-Rowley then embarks on a journey into the various twisted psyches of more than ten other characters including a podium dancing ‘on the spectrum’ gay man, a homeless Scottish person, a chain-smoking theatre person, a mischievous lesbian and the threatening and aggressive voyeur of aforementioned porn star. Often switching characters mid-sentence and even on occasion mid-word every syllable of the various dialogues is punctuated with meaning and poignancy. It is a barrage of intentions which never lets up and acts as a constant assault on the senses.
Not one for the faint hearted as it is not always easy to watch but at the same time it is fascinatingly compelling, making it impossible not to. Jarring, distorted, contorted, visceral, emotional, intense, disturbing and ultimately stunningly beautiful, This is not Culturally Significant is an amazing piece of work which will leave you quite exhausted but also exhilarated.
This is not Culturally Significant is on at Gilded Balloon Museum until August 26th at 11.45pm