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Death And Gardening (Wet Picnic)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

A trio of peach-jacket-clad women introduce themselves as the welcoming committee into death: they quickly reassure us, however, that today they aren’t here to greet us. Cue the entry of the recently deceased David, the unfortunate soul whose time has come, and the welcoming committee begin their work. There’s an overriding sense of delight from the cast throughout, who maintain a comically blasé attitude towards death. With such a casual attitude to our mortality through the majority of the play, it was a shame to have the death-bed conversations from David’s wife and mother, which felt too like unnecessary manipulation of the audience’s emotions. A solidly unconventional and charming production.

Assembly Roxy, until 26 Aug (not 12, 19), 6.10pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Immi Calderwood]