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The Summit (Scratchworks Theatre Collective)

By | Published on Tuesday 20 August 2013

Five actors explore the story behind an athlete’s journey to the Olympics, through devised theatre and contemporary dance. Whilst the performance itself is good, the story is a bit stereotypical which gives the play a rather amateur feel. The movement is thrilling, in time and precise, but the dialogue lets the play down somewhat. The sisterly rivalry, forms of pressure on the athlete, and the recovery from injury stories all seem rather obvious, though the touches of comedy do brighten up the show. It is exciting to see a story form with minimal set and props and it is a testament to the actors that they have the sheer physical strength needed for this production. A fun and topical play.

theSpace on North Bridge, dates vary, 9.10pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Helena Wadia]