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Track 3 (Theatre Movement Bazaar and Greenwich Theatre)

By | Published on Thursday 29 August 2013

‘Track 3’ is an alternative performance of Chekhov’s ‘Three Sisters’, tearing it away from its Victorian roots through brilliantly choreographed dance, flamboyant costumes and set pieces. A hyperactive re-imagining of an old masterpiece, ‘Track 3’ breathes exciting new life into the story and updates elements for a contemporary setting. However, the innovations sometimes become problematic. The original play revolves around subtle, life-like touches, whereas this production completely reverses that, making everything larger than life. With subtlety still at its heart, the dances can seem jarring and nonsensical with a play about loneliness, desperation and lost dreams. However, the sheer energy and overall performance is so damn good and so much fun, it‘s impossible not to love the show.

Bedlam Theatre, until 24 Aug, 4.25pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Julian Joseph]