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Eric Hermannson’s Soul (Lone Tree)

By | Published on Friday 19 August 2011

Crushed under the weight of a small town and a strict puritan community, Eric Hermannson is told that the only way to save the soul is to starve it. Into his life devoid of pleasure and ignorant of culture comes Margaret, a woman from halfway across the continent who fills his world again and makes him wonder at the price of salvation. A beautiful production with a narrative voice shared by each actor, poetry passes from one mouth to another seamlessly. Lively dancing and heartbreaking music flavour the piece, and Erika DeBoer’s performance as city-girl Margaret is enchanting, showing perfectly a woman so startlingly witty she could make any man want to sell his soul.

theSpaces on the Mile, 5 – 13 Aug (not 7), 5.10pm (5.55pm), £7.00 – £9.00, fpp260.
tw rating 4/5