ED2011 5/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Nine Suitcases (Mercury Theatre)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2011

In this one man play, based on the Holocaust experiences of writer Béla Zsolt, our narrator shares his story of escape from a ghetto hospital to Budapest. The two performers – actor David Prince and musician Bethan Morgan – carry the action superbly. Jumping between drama and tragedy, Prince’s physical performance encompasses Zsolt’s conflicted humanity and story, shifting voices and movement to portray the various caricatures encountered on his way. Morgan’s music impressively reinforces the tone and experiences, and the subtle staging consists of five pieces of furniture which demarcate each part of the journey, with the narrator moving between them. A compelling close up on the Holocaust, this play is equally quest and character study, with each side wonderfully produced.

Venue 13, 21 – 27 Aug, 4.00pm (5.15pm) £5.00 – £8.00, fpp283.
tw rating 5/5