Nowhere Now (At Large Theatre Company)
By Penelope Hervouet | Published on Friday 26 August 2016
‘Nowhere Now’ defines itself as “nonsensical” and “absurd”, and this is quite right. From beginning to end, the underlying plot is barely existent- something about a group of ministers waiting to make a trade deal. Three of the characters are never introduced, and seem to constantly change roles. They have a story of their own – or rather a series of incoherent and unrelated interactions – and sometimes interfere with the main plot without any form of transition. As a result, the piece is messy and incomprehensible. The actors often block each other and talk at the same time. A gradual descent into madness could have underlined the satirical aim, but constant madness is simply confusing.
Sweet Grassmarket, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 1/5 | [Pénélope Hervouet]