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Your Last Breath (Curious Directive)

By | Published on Friday 19 August 2011

Despite the use of live music, film projection, and a complex script, this play never becomes overwhelmed. ‘Your Last Breath’ forces you to create its Norwegian setting, and its different periods, from 1876 to 2034. The four overlapping storylines are deftly handled; the main star of this piece is clearly the tight direction. Jack Lowe draws all threads of story together till all the characters, despite being separated by time, inhabit the same physical space. Creative use of the minimalist set keeps the audience’s imagination afire and the stage becomes a rich environment – tables becoming trains, chairs into reindeer, and doors into sheets of ice. Sound, music, and projection all suggest the setting without being overly explicit. A strong production throughout.

Pleasance Dome, 3 – 18 Aug, 12.15am (1.15pm), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp314.
tw rating 4/5