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Each Of Us (Ben Moor)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

“We are all simply transmitters and receivers of stories”, Ben Moor declares in this new one-man show. And as storytellers go, he takes some beating. With a rare richness of language and imagery, Moor describes a playfully dystopian reality in which overweight Underground passengers wear “baby not on board” badges, the lonely attend reunions for non-specific schools, and failed relationships are extinguished on “pyres of moving on”. Moor’s protagonist has experienced such a break-up, providing the catalyst for this exploration of love, loneliness and friendship. The tone and wordplay are unashamedly intellectual, and with echoes of post-modern authors like Don DeLillo, have a density that won’t be to everyone’s taste. But for those who like their theatre deeply layered, Moor’s performance is mesmerising.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug, 3.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Sarah Richardson]