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All The Lights Are On (ACE-Production / From Start To Finnish)

By | Published on Saturday 11 August 2018

After her father’s death, Kaisa Lundan wrote a play based on her family’s experience of dealing with cancer. Part-realist and part-absurdist, the show depicts the conflicts faced by different family members when confronted with the death of a loved one. Moving between monologues and dialogues, we explore the psychological difficulties, the decisions to be made and the strain put on relationships. This is a difficult piece which had the potential to be touching and insightful, but was let down by some overdone acting with a flat tone throughout. And, whilst it was apparent that the show was influenced by a true story, the dialogue felt unnatural and the script was loosely structured.

Summerhall, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Ela Portnoy]