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The Island Of Doctor Moreau (Piper Theatre Productions)

By | Published on Tuesday 20 August 2013

Five incredible actors – one mesmerising performance. From the minute the lights came up, I sat on the edge of my seat. This innovative piece combines the music of one instrument with the pure talent of five intriguing actors to give a piece of dramatic excellence. The actors share roles, changing from one character to the next, transfiguring from humans to animals and then back to humans again. This adaptation of ‘The Island Of Doctor Moreau’ by HG Wells is purely physical and utterly fascinating, a powerful performance that takes the audience on a journey from the minute they sit down. With nothing more than simple lighting, black back drops and five simple costumes – it’s chaotic, gripping and breathtakingly amazing.

C aquila, until 25 Aug, 12.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Lyndsay Snoddon]