ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Eight (GYTC)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

There is something to be said, perhaps, in the current climate for listening to the disaffected, to those who have lost faith in society; in ‘Eight’, the characters, ranging from teenagers to the middle-aged, have become disillusioned with their lives. This is stripped-down theatre, with each character given a meagre set and a spotlight in which to tell their story. The performances are thoughtful, but I can’t help thinking that such long and intense monologues needed a little more depth of emotion. The most convincing performance comes from the actor playing eighteen-year-old Jude, perhaps because his character is nearer to his own age. Ella Hickson’s writing is beautiful, however, giving scope to the actors to be witty, surprising and tragic.

theSpaces On North Bridge, 8 – 13 Aug, 2.10pm (3.00pm), £6.00 – £8.00, fpp259
theSpaces On The Mile, 15 – 20 Aug, 3.10pm (4.00pm), £6.00 – £8.00, fpp259
tw rating 3/5