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Juliet – A Dialogue About Love (Sacred Playground Theatre Project)

By | Published on Sunday 4 August 2013

This collision of Biblical and Shakespearian imagery sets up a number of polarities: God and love, Julia and Shakespeare’s Juliet, hesitation and action. Simultaneously located in both Julia’s communist-era Romanian morgue and Juliet Capulet’s tomb, ‘Juliet’ is the story of one woman’s refusal to betray her love. Patricia Skarbinski is engaging as Julia, and her physicalisation of multiple characters drive the production. Too often, however, with no one onstage to deliver to, the lines fall somewhere between audience and tech desk, betraying a lack of conviction. The central problem is a lack of directive imagination. There are some very well made scenes, but for the majority the wooden staging and disruptive voice-overs result in a stultifying monotony.

C, until 10 Aug, 7.00pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Immi Calderwood]