ED2011 2/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Force Quit (SMC Youth Theatre)

By | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2011

Rebecca’s assertion that she is in a “lucid nightmare” has a ring of truth about it. This chaotic show, ostensibly about memory, comprises of shouting, running, and music so loud that it threatens to drown out the performers. Apart from grasping the notion that the plot centres on a teenager in a coma (Jessica Hilton as Rebecca) and a traumatic incident involving a bridge, I was confused throughout, from start to abrupt finish. For all that, one’s disconnection from one’s nearest and dearest is a worthy theme, and the acting is competent, at times even good, particularly from Hilton. I would be pleased to see this young cast again provided that they weren’t writing their own script!

The Bongo Club, 5 – 16 Aug, 4.00pm (5.00pm), £5.00 – £7.00, fpp263.
tw rating 2/5