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Another New World (Another New World / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Thursday 8 August 2013

Disaster has struck an expedition to the Arctic, leaving only the Captain and his advisor alive. The narrative juxtaposes scenes of the two seamen with those of their wife and fiancée back in England, as they struggle to come to terms with not knowing the fate of the crew. The script is good, with an interesting plot and clever chronology. Overall, however, the production does drag. The trouble is that there isn’t enough substance in the characters for the audience to sympathise with them, and as a consequence we don’t really care about their fate. But with some development of the characters, and a bit more energy in the performance, this has the makings of an engaging production.

Cafe Camino, until 24 Aug, 5.00pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Immi Calderwood]