ED2013 4/5 Reviews ED2013 Theatre Reviews

From Where I’m Standing (:DELIRIUM:)

By | Published on Saturday 24 August 2013

This outstanding play combines traditional storytelling with flawless physical theatre and cinematic, fragmented flashbacks. ‘From Where I’m Standing’ engages with problems which feel truly relevant to our time, such as concerns about the threat of terror, communication and a reliance on technology. The sound effects, music and projections were really smart, but unfortunately occasionally malfunctioned. The time-shifts in the play are rapid, splintered and extremely effective – creative sets, aesthetically pleasing changeovers which were impeccably timed and rehearsed to a tee. Stealing the show was director Oliver Kaderbhai, playing Adesh, who captured youthfulness and earnest regrets with ease and emotion. He and the rest of the cast tell a moving story about the importance of storytelling, utilising creative technical aspects with a beautiful tale.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug, 1.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Elizabeth Jewell]