Nathan Ellis uses provocative imagery to take the audience on a stimulating, albeit confusing journey through a pair of troubled minds.
The main pièce de résistance of this performance is the imagery. The use of simplistic lighting and physical theatre created very strong imagery that would not have been as effectively achieved through naturalistic acting. The script itself was patchy and rarely made sense so this is not a production for those who visit the theatre for traditional storytelling.
The production is prefaced with a television that warns the audience of the confusing nature of the performance. This was not entirely necessary as it informed the audience of what they would already come to know. For example, one wouldn’t input a screen at the beginning of a production of Macbeth that warned the audience the Macbeth would murder Duncan.
Overall, the imagery and physicality provoked undefinable emotions and thus utilised one of theatre’s brilliant tools effectively. However, the narrative itself is unclear and this reduced the pieces interest and the audience spent a lot of the time confused.
Review by Max Guest