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Moving Family (Northern Nomads supported by Live Theatre)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

Locking four teenagers in the back of a moving van is never a good idea, but particularly not when they carry as much emotional baggage as these four step-siblings. In this claustrophobic space, prejudices emerge and tensions quickly rise. While the play provides an interesting glimpse at bigotry and prejudice in young people, it ultimately proves predictable as the siblings work through their disagreements and biases. The characters’ anger reaches boiling point so many times that the repeated confrontations grow tiresome and strain the actors’ ability to keep the piece believable. Nonetheless, the jokes are funny, and the script captures problems with British society today, as well as the agony and ecstasy of being young and misunderstood.

Just the Tonic at the Caves, until 25 Aug (not 13), 3.20pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Elaine Teng]