ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Inbetween (In House Writer)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

Vacillating between deeply affecting and deeply pretentious, ‘Inbetween’ is a mixed bag. Delving into the fractured psyche of hard drinking Jon Casey, the show presents an uncomfortable picture of inter-generational mental illness. Troubling, painful, bitter and sometime beautiful memories flit though Casey’s mind as he struggles for sanity, and long running references reach satisfying conclusions. As well crafted as some scenes are, however, others are less so, with clichéd characters spouting intentionally over-complex dialogue, giving the impression that it’s a show that thinks it’s much deeper and more incisive than it actually is. Despite trying too hard to be clever, ‘Inbetween’ is, nonetheless, a good and thought provoking show.

C aquila, 14 – 29 Aug, 2.55pm (3.55pm), £6.50 – £9.50, fpp271.
tw rating 3/5