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Age Is A Feeling (Soho Theatre)

By | Published on Thursday 11 August 2022

The title of this show will inspire hope. But, is there nothing to look forward to after all? Looking out from a tall lifeguard chair our storyteller speaks of the future, guiding us through life from age 25 to 90, in hypnotic, even monotone (powerful but I’m shifting in my seat by the end). A clever device reassures us that we cannot ever know what life holds. Twelve stories are each represented by a word on a card; random members of the audience choose six which are woven into the narrative; we hear ‘bus’, ‘crabapple’, ‘dog’… we won’t get to hear ‘fist’ (does anyone choose ‘fist’?), or ‘plane’… but you might. What an extraordinary, immersive experience – perhaps not if you fidget, though.

Summerhall, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Catherine Meek]