ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Sailing On (ShadyJane)

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2011

If it is originality and inventiveness you seek, then ‘Sailing On’ is the show for you. It revolves around a girl’s poignantly suppressed memory coming to light with the help of a pretend Ophelia and Virginia Woolf. Though beautifully enacted and adeptly enhanced by the use of multimedia, it was not the performance itself that most stood out, but rather, the performance space: a place “stuck between the missing and the drowned”. While the space did supply a creative element to the plot, it was also the show’s greatest drawback, as the audience could not shake off the feeling of discomfort that came with having to stand shoulder to shoulder in the tiny, quasi-flooded room during the long 45 minutes.

New Town Theatre, 6 – 28 Aug (not 9, 16, 23), times vary, £7.00 – £9.00, fpp295.
tw rating 3/5