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A Preoccupation With Romance (CloseKnit Theatre)

By | Published on Monday 22 August 2011

I have to see this show again. From the charmingly naïve opening duet by a boy and a girl draped over a white sofa, it entirely captured my heart. And things get even better as the youthful cast weave their beautiful tragedy of cowardly lovers, artfully fusing poetry, movement and music into a truly exquisite performance. Enchanting really is the only word to describe this show, with its touching supportive use of unsigned musicians, captivating lyrical dialogue, and physical storytelling which, with mesmerising power, conveys the separations and unions that accompany romance. Indeed, such use of movement cleverly reflects the unspoken predicament of the lovers which ultimately drives them apart. Unmissable goose-pimply wonderfulness.

Zoo Southside, 5 – 29 Aug (not 7, 14, 21, 28), 1.45pm (2.30pm), £6.00 – £8.00, fpp289.
tw rating 5/5