ED2011 2/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Black Mirrors (Wide Eyes Theatre Collective)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

The problem with using real people’s words is that a lot of the time people are dull and trite; this is an issue for ‘Black Mirrors’. Because the voice of the Young Officer character is undeniably real, it comes across as a rather unemotional type of the sort we’ve all seen before. Additionally, the revelation – war is brutal – is not a surprise, and while the tableware polishing routine the cast undertake is well prepared, it makes them look like more waiters, not naïve cadets. This is a pity, because the cast put in good performances that should have made for a better play. Ultimately, however, the Young Officer character just isn’t interesting enough for his own show.

theSpaces at Surgeons Hall, 22 – 27 Aug, 3.35pm (4.25pm), £5.50 – £7.00, fpp244.
tw rating 2/5