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Snap Out Of It! (Strung Up Theatre Company)

By | Published on Friday 2 August 2013

‘Snap Out Of It!’ is not an average play. There is no plot, no characters and no script. Consisting of numerous accounts of mental illness taken from Cambridge students, repeated verbatim, this truly affecting and deeply interesting play may cause tears, but it is an education in empathy and understanding. The performers are, in their own words, “not actors” but rather mouthpieces. Even so, they do an incredible justice to their material. Never overshadowing the accounts themselves, they switch in and out of the multiplicity of voices which are presented with ease. Testament to the play’s power, on leaving I felt as if I understood more of what it means to be part of the flawed but wonderful human race.

C nova, until 26 Aug, 11.00am.
tw rating 4/5 | [Samuel Evan Graydon]