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Bridge To An Island (Out Of The Trunk Productions)

By | Published on Sunday 4 August 2013

For a play about a bridge, this piece of theatre is surprisingly volatile. There is one constant character, but most of the many others are present for mere minutes. It’s a labour of love for Rosanna Wood, who co-wrote, directed and produced it. She plays a girl with a febrile imagination, who conjures up stories that – to her chagrin – all end sadly. Ross Kernahan and Annabel Sacher portray about a dozen characters, and play out these reveries. The script’s clunky in places, but overall is imaginative and heartfelt. The bridge is metaphorical. The play considers the power of fiction, even over its own author; entropy; identity; loneliness; and forms of love and obsession. It’s intelligent, reflexive, formally unconventional theatre.

C nova, until 26 Aug, 2.15pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Arjun Sajip]