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Wyrd (ImmerCity)

By | Published on Saturday 3 August 2013

‘Wyrd’ was considerably immersive. The roles were brilliantly acted and not once did a performer break character. However, the play’s promising premise, built around a séance led by three sisters to solve an ancient family murder, proved dull in execution. Victoria Jane Appleton shone as Fiona Warding, displaying the perfect balance of disdain for the supernatural process and common scepticism, giving her character and arc wonderful believability. The natural dialogue simmered away, but despite the realism, the plot hardly provided edge-of-your-seat thrills and on progression, wore thin. Its strength was its believability and a conclusion that proved, on reflection, far more sinister. Not a knockout, but worth seeing for anyone with interest in the occult’s collision with the pedestrian.

C nova, until 26 Aug (not 12), 2.00pm, 7.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Otamere Guobadia]