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The Love Project (Look Left Look Right / Every Day)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

Sometimes the most meaningful drama is not found on the stage, but in simple rhythms of everyday life. This is powerfully illustrated by ‘The Love Project’: a moving and often affectionately amusing piece of documentary theatre. Four actors recreate stories and views given by ordinary people interviewed about love, never altering the answers and retaining quirks of speech. The result, like its subject, strikes at the essence of human existence. From the couple married for 56 years, to a woman who has broken her engagement, to the small boy who thinks his girlfriend won’t work out because she “never wants to be near him”, the anecdotes – and the actors’ skilful recreations – have a quiet resonance that cannot fail to touch your heart.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug (not 14), 2.50pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Sarah Richardson]