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Cartwheels (Reverie Productions)

By | Published on Sunday 4 August 2013

Amy, Dorian and Karen are students, flatmates and best friends. Until Dorian and Amy have a one-night stand and Amy ends up pregnant. Whilst a bit of a clichéd story, this production is raised above others of its type by its wit and imagination, and the self-proclaimed ‘Waiting For Godot-esque’ absurdist element. The cast is strong and obviously work together well, but the real winner is the insightful and intelligent writing. As a recent student, I could certainly relate to the late-night ramblings. Ultimately, however, students performing students’ lives is a tired tale, and the obviously talented and imaginative company’s efforts might be better suited to something a bit more unusual.

C nova, until 26 Aug (not 12), 11.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Immi Calderwood]