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Family Tree (Matatabi Productions)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

At times surreal, this is a funny, strange but above all enjoyable exploration of a young woman’s struggle with grief a year after losing someone close to her. The strangeness comes in initially through her boyfriend’s intense paranoia about the cat, but this only increases as her world becomes crowded with the ghosts of relationships past. The absurdity in this play works because of the often very funny scenes and the creative use of stagecraft to create a fluid, movable space. The play is well performed and offers an interesting exploration of how lost relationships define us, as well as offering a very unique but bizarrely almost believable perspective on cats.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug, 4.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Elspeth Rudd]