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On The Edge (Theatre On The Edge)

By | Published on Friday 31 August 2012

‘On The Edge’ tells the story of Frank, an eccentric, retired teacher with four grown-up children and a house threatened by coastal erosion. The children reunite for the first time since their mother’s funeral to discuss what to do with their father, who is refusing to leave his home, despite it gradually falling into the sea. Theatre On The Edge’s production is well-acted, with Frank stealing the show, successfully exploring issues of loss and grief, and the meaning of possessions. It also highlights the absurdity of getting older – the ways in which humans tend to regress to childlike behaviour – though at the same time admitting that age can also bring a clarity about what really matters: family, relationships and love. A heart-warming show.

Gryphon Venues at the Point Hotel, 13-19 Aug, 3.10pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Ella Fryer-Smith]