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Beneath (Lighter Fluid Theatre Company and New Celts Productions)

By | Published on Thursday 18 August 2022

A show drowning in good ideas. Because of climate change, two characters are trapped underwater as the audience joins them on a day like no other. From the blunt start to the jarring ending, the play tries to somehow balance absurdity and seriousness, while setting up multiple questions that are left unanswered with a conclusion that felt cut short. The show never feels fully focused and perhaps as though – regarding the script – they kept adding, but never cut. Despite this, it had its strengths in its discussion of climate change, exploring the issue of plastic and the potential bleakness of the future. And the performers were excellent – so with better development, this could be a captivating piece.

theSpace On The Mile, until 27 Aug. 
tw rating 2/5 | [Andrew Melrose]