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In The Kingdom Of The Blind (Reverend Productions)

By | Published on Thursday 22 August 2013

On a set strewn with crispy leaves, far from civilisation, three exiles set up camp, forging a future always on the move, free from technology, society and the shackles of everyday living. With Ray Mears as muse, the team set about creating fires, tents and a new identity for themselves, with inevitably intriguing consequences. Branded as ‘On the Road meets Into the Wild’ the show doesn’t quite have the insatiable drive and restless pace one might have anticipated, making it a bit more cuddly bear than Bear Grylls at times. That said, ‘In the Kingdom of the Blind’ does foray into the suspenseful and plays around with the audience’s curiosity, making it a dramatic, if not overwhelmingly adventurous, production.

Venue 13, until 24 Aug, 6.45pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Katharine Wootton]