ED2019 4/5 Reviews ED2019 Theatre Reviews

Birth (Theatre Re in association with Glynis Henderson Productions)

By | Published on Thursday 8 August 2019

What do you remember most about your mother? Watching this beautiful and moving production, I couldn’t help but think back fondly to my own childhood. Telling the story of three generations of mothers, through birth, love and loss, the incredibly slick movement and mesmerising score combined to create a masterclass in physical theatre storytelling. The clever use of a kitchen table centre stage set the scene, as actors and props seemingly disappeared and reappeared from underneath it, never stopping the flow of the piece and feeling like magic to watch. While it lacked the originality of previous Theatre Re work ‘The Nature of Forgetting’, I loved delving into its twists and turns as I saw reflected the unconditional family love I know so well.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Izzy Cutler]