ED2011 4/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Unanswered, We Ride (Theatre Daedalus)

By | Published on Monday 15 August 2011

A woman resigned to expecting catastrophes in her life, Reese O’Leary finds herself facing her greatest trial thus far – the accidental death of her daughter – and we join her in a heart-wrenching process of picking up the shattered pieces of her life. The airport takes centre stage, where elements of direction, chance and emotional baggage are cleverly incorporated along the way. Outstandingly convincing acting aside, playwright Jaclyn Villano showcases her exceptional linguistic abilities in articulating the most complex and profound of emotions. Perhaps more relevant to slightly older generations, this is a painful journey thankfully ending with a heart-warming reconciliation. The greatest takeaway nonetheless, is the reminder of how, like Reese, I am very much still a child at heart.

theSpaces On The Mile, 5 – 27 Aug (not 14, 21), times vary, £8.00 – £9.00, fpp307.
tw rating 4/5