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A Clown Show About Rain (Silent Faces in association with The Pleasance)

By | Published on Saturday 18 August 2018

The sea can conjure many images: of lurching through the violent waters of a storm, or of relaxing on a sunny day beside lapping waves. It is as changeable as mental health, which Silent Faces demonstrate in this sweet and funny piece of physical theatre. Friendship is explored through the power of a good cuppa and what it means to share a sandwich, while anxiety is conveyed with clanging pans and subtly panicked expressions. The soundtrack evocatively captures the unpredictability of the sea, of weather, of mental health; and the performers expertly balance sadness and silliness. The poignant ending to this lovely piece of theatre will strike a chord with anyone who has experience of depression.

Pleasance Dome, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Marni Appleton]