ED2011 2/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Stockholm (Jackinabox Productions)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

Like the play’s couple, we blindly hope that this production might reach the high standard it strives for, but unfortunately it never does. Kali and Todd, gorgeous and oversexed, are trapped in a destructive relationship and anticipating a trip to Stockholm with rose-tinted glasses. Beginning promisingly, ‘Stockholm’ hurtles confusingly towards an ending so abrupt that the audience weren’t sure whether to applaud. The acting is strong, the space and set are put to good use, but the dance often doesn’t integrate cohesively with the dialogue. Lacking unity, this production’s many elements snake outwards and lose coherency, giving it a desperately erratic air. It promises to be a thrilling ride, but instead builds impotently towards a flaccid close.

Whitespace, 4 – 20 Aug (not 9, 16), 6.40pm (7.40pm), £7.00 – £9.00, fpp n/a.
tw rating 2/5