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Paper Tom (Handheld Arts)

By | Published on Monday 22 August 2011

What happens when you have lived a life of extremes? Of extreme hot or cold, of intense warfare, of relentless noise and angry gunfire, of seeing friends drop dead like flies? And then you return to normality, to civilian life… This production asks just that as we glimpse into the lives of two soldiers, the first from the two World Wars, the second based on present-day troops in Afghanistan. When so much multimedia is at work in a production, there’s always a risk that things go pear-shaped but ‘Paper Tom’ pulls it off. The use of projection is innovative and interesting whiled the quality of acting is not, thankfully, compromised for technology. Impressive stuff.

Hill Street Theatre, Aug 5 – 29 (not 10, 17 or 24), £6.00 – £8.50, fpp287
tw rating 4/5