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Hope Light and Nowhere (Suba Das Company)

By | Published on Friday 30 August 2013

Progressing from unsettling to outright disturbing, the extremes of brutality and innocence circle the dark, apocalyptic world of Edward’s home and mind. We join Edward for an indeterminate amount of time as two survivors invade his personal and mental space. Intelligently cyclical in nature, the play provokes so many questions and has such a shockingly powerful effect that the events stay with you long after the final curtain. Incredible performances all round, in combination with a fantastic script, leave little for the stage design to do. A slight shame as it is perfectly formed, in both its simplicity and aesthetic harshness; the essence of a burnt out world. Harsh characters, brutal acting and incredible depth make this one to watch.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug, 5.20pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Sam Turner]