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Tell Me A Secret (Airborne Theatre)

By | Published on Saturday 10 August 2013

An energetic and high-spirited combination of physical theatre, live music and a touch of karaoke, ‘Tell Me a Secret’ does exactly what it says in the title. From marriage fantasies and re-enacted sexual liaisons to having witnessed a fatal accident; the performance is a confessional series of secrets, all made more unsettling by knowing that much of the dialogue is taken from real life. Given the material’s strength, you find yourself wishing they’d occasionally give the props and fancy movement a rest and let the words speak for themselves. Similarly, culling a sub-plot between two siblings would be no loss. Though thought-provoking and effervescent, it’s a little too cluttered. If Airborne could keep their focus on substance over style, they’ll be one to watch in the future.

C nova, until 25 Aug (odd dates only), 1.10pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Holly Sharp]