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Deadline (QMTC)

By | Published on Sunday 19 August 2018

It’s safe to say that this is a fairly bleak watch – much like the times we’re living through now – but this dystopian drama offers some interesting points to consider. In a future Britain, we meet an undercover resistance trying to challenge a totalitarian government, whose main policy is that by the time people turn sixteen, they find out the exact date that they’re going to die. It’s an interesting concept, which scarily doesn’t feel all that unfeasible, and shows a group of theatre-makers who are clearly politically engaged. Although the piece could benefit from a tighter plot and structure, the combination of original music and visually striking movement sequences, alongside moments of naturalism, makes for a theatrically engaging play.

theSpace On The Mile, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Amy Bonar]