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Between Us (Rachel E Thorn and Alex Keen)

By | Published on Saturday 10 August 2019

This intimate, improvised play is remarkably sincere, and authentic. The performers take one meaningful fact or anecdote from the audience, about a Rachel or Alex that they know, and spin it out into a full play. There’s a loose structural frame that I assume is consistent – dialogue scene / monologue / dialogue scene / monologue etc. – but the content, the words and the narrative are all developed from the plot hook taken from the audience. In our performance, a family cruise ship rental became the catalyst for a relationship torn apart by class-based anxiety. That’s where this differs from most other improv shows: while there were laughs (a lot of them!), they were contained within a serious, moving drama. 

theSpace @ Surgeons’ Hall, until 17 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andy Leask