ED2011 4/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

One Under (PartingShot)

By | Published on Sunday 21 August 2011

In order to gain inspiration for ‘One Under’, PartingShot went onto the tube in London, handed the passengers a pen and paper, and asked them to write down what they had been thinking about before they were interrupted. The result of this experiment is something quite marvellous – a play which presents four very different characters who, although strangers to each other, are forced together in the tube’s intimate space. As the internal monologues of these characters unfold, we witness their deep concerns, their petty worries and, ultimately, the connections and disconnections the underground fosters. The characters are all superbly played, and the play is beautifully structured and near-perfectly pitched, offering both amusement and quiet heartbreak. A neat idea which is excellently developed and executed.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 29 Aug (not 15, 23), 12.45pm (1.45pm), £6.00 – £8.50, fpp286.
tw rating 4/5