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Breathing Corpses (Exeter University Theatre Company)

By | Published on Monday 20 August 2012

Initially confusing, ‘Breathing Corpses’ unexpectedly twists into a surreal tale which subtly reveals a series of terrifyingly unexpected truths. Cleverly misleading, the opening scene begins with the adorable and talkative Amy and it seems that from the light-hearted, curious nature of her dialogue that there is nothing eerie to gather here. But characters go through some shocking developments, exploring the tensions and the disturbance that can follow a traumatic discovery. At times, the acting lacks energy and is close to that of an over-dramatic TV soap, and transitions are a little messy, but like the twisting nature of the plot, the energy eventually soars into gripping episodes of shockingly good drama.

Zoo, 8-27 Aug, 5.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Khristine Gallagher]