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Claustrophobia (To The Moon in association with Theatre Bench)

By | Published on Friday 8 August 2014

A man and a woman are trapped in a lift with nothing but some Babybels and the demons they brought with them. Simply but tightly staged with an even tighter script, ‘Claustrophobia’ treads the line between comedy and looming threat. The actors are excellent, with Jessica Macdonald imbuing the role of a panicked woman with shades of grey, avoiding the one note trap it could have easily been. Paul Tinto gets less to work with as the ex-soldier with PTSD, but comes to life in the final third when he’s given something to get his teeth into. The end is ever so slightly anti-climactic, unfortunately, but ‘Claustrophobia’ is an otherwise enjoyable, well directed play with strong performances and a great script.

Zoo, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Bell]