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At A Stretch (Jordan And Skinner)

By | Published on Tuesday 15 August 2017

At its heart, ‘At A Stretch’ is a simple, wordless story about two women who fall in love, but it’s so much more than that. This is a perfect example of every theatrical element coming together in just the right way: the lighting, sound and set design all combining to create a magical, colourful playground for the actors to explore. For much of the show, the whole stage is criss-crossed by neon elastic threads, which the actors must play with and negotiate. The movement, by performers Melanie Jordan and Emma Anderson, is fluid and dynamic, whether they’re hanging upside down from a scaffolding pole or tenderly holding hands. This show is funny, heart-warming and just glorious, no matter how old you are.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, until 15 Aug.
tw rating 5/5