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There Has Possibly Been an Incident (Royal Exchange Theatre production directed by Sam Pritchard)

By | Published on Monday 19 August 2013

‘There Has Possibly Been an Incident’ is an apt title for these monologues, which are both ambiguous and unmistakably foreboding. Chris Thorpe’s script traces an assortment of characters, loosely connected by the theme of disaster. Following their streams of consciousness, Thorpe gives us a unique insight into the machinations of the human mind. However, the cast of three play multiple roles and sometimes it’s hard to work out which story is being told – tales are often interrupted by other characters and the actors do not provide very distinct portrayals of each new persona. This could be a stylistic choice, but it means some of the potential impact of the production is lost in the confusion. Engaging, if a little puzzling.

Northern Stage at St Stephen’s, until 24 Aug (not 12, 19), 4.40pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Melissa Steel]