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The Silence Of Friends (Byteback Theatre)

By | Published on Monday 12 August 2013

As Magda’s daughters await the inevitable death of their mother, they try to piece together her past during WWII. Presented by a talented young cast on their second year at the Fringe, this play builds a story in Germany at the beginning of the war and the UK in the present, using no more than some suitcases and a cast dressed in black. The atmosphere of wartime Germany is compellingly recreated through choreographed movements that depict the anguish and despair of the time. However, the hints, conversations, and flashbacks at times make it hard to follow the story of Magda’s dilemma. Yet, there is one message that comes successfully across: people coped with the Holocaust in very different ways, but their silence is what brought terrible consequences.

Greenside, until 8 Aug, 11.20am.
tw rating 3/5 | [Natalia Equihua]