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Gardening – For The Unfulfilled And Alienated (Undeb Theatre)

By | Published on Monday 19 August 2013

A mix of existentialist themes and a storyline reminiscent of Roger Corman’s ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’. About a man who feels unfulfilled with his job and alienated from his family and the modern world, the piece is staged in a garden shed, big enough for two audience members and an actor. Though this seems strange at first, the setting actually perfectly complements the story. Representing the character’s fantasy space, the shed is at times both intimate and claustrophobic. Overall the piece is exceptionally dramatic and well-acted, though the plot does feel a touch unresolved at the end, the audience is certainly left wanting more. Nonetheless, ‘Gardening’ is completely engrossing. Interactive theatre done right.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug, (not 13, 20), 11.00am – 5.00pm (hourly – not 2.00pm).
tw rating 4/5 | [Julian Joseph]