All Might Seem Good (Bear Pit Theatre)
By Gemma Scott | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016
Two old friends meet on a park bench after years apart. He tries to convince her that luck and coincidence actually exist, in a series of scenes acted out by the rest of the talented young cast. These verbatim stories range from the fantastic to the mundane, from a young child mysteriously saved from drowning, to a horse racing win that quickly became a loss. These scenes are all performed in a highly stylised, physical manner, with precise choreography. Unfortunately, the dialogue between the two main characters feels oddly clinical, as he talks to her about her “locus of control”, and their relationship feels forced. This is a visually appealing, but narratively disconnected piece of physical theatre.
C venues, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Gemma Scott]