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The Collision Of Things (Move to Stand)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

An innovative clash of stagnant realism, physical theatre and music, ‘The Collision Of Things’ is the story of three reasonably ordinary friends. Simple as. No histrionics, no terminal illness diagnosis, no long-lost buddy with blood-lust. There’s grief without the wailing, relationship problems without hideous break-ups, drinking binges without world-changing confessions; just three mates, getting on with life and putting up with its obstacles. It does at times feel engulfed by the gaping performance space. It’s beautifully simple, though; theatre that takes your hand and becomes your best friend before crushing you with its heart-rending finish. A moving, excruciatingly accurate representation of what it is to be human, with some of the rubbish, some of the fun and some of the same-old.

Pleasance Dome, until 25 Aug (not 13, 20), 5.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Holly Sharp]