From The Mouths Of The Gods (The Flanagan Collective and Joanne Hartstone)
By Penelope Hervouet | Published on Saturday 13 August 2016
Bringing together maths, God and the experience of a first kiss, ‘From the Mouths of the Gods’ attempts to tackle an essential philosophical question: do we really make decisions freely? Featuring a different actor and audience member every night, this half-scripted, half-improvised piece takes the form of an informal discussion. The audience is invited to participate, reflect and debate on issues of moral responsibility and free will, and the piece keeps on growing as each performance allows the spectator to shape it into a new experience. While the concept is interesting and innovative, the fact that even the actor is unprepared, and has to act text in hand, limits the dramatic intensity that it could have had.
C Nova, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Pénélope Hervouet]