ED2011 5/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Death Song (You Need Me)

By | Published on Monday 22 August 2011

My disbelief was suspended easily, as ‘You Need Me’ passionately recreated life in a Nevada trailer park using cello accompaniment, imaginative live sound effects and breathtakingly fluid movement. The story of Mexican immigrant Juan’s life with daughter Paulina, imprisonment, and imminent execution on death row, was narrated mesmerisingly, and the production had the incredible effect of making the audience physically feel the emotions of the characters, using a skilful combination of exaggerated space and intense lighting. The twists of the tale were impossible to predict and I left feeling emotionally drained after such a spectacular blend of physical theatre and music. This theatre company is exciting and innovative, and this was an absolute triumph of a performance.

Udderbelly’s Pasture, 3 – 28 Aug (not 15), 6.35pm (7.35pm), £9.00 – £11.00, fpp255.
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