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Dead Letters (PropUp Theatre)

By | Published on Wednesday 6 August 2014

Following a pleasantly neurotic postman on a quest to get every lost letter to its destination, Dead Letters is a simple story told in an appealingly rough around the edges style. The five-strong ensemble make good use of a few props, silly sight gags and strong, clear images throughout. Flurries of envelopes and a downpour of torn paper leave the audience smiling and the space gloriously messy. The script may be a little sketchy, with characters tending to ramble, but there are touching moments as long lost messages begin to change people’s lives. There’s a sense that the words matter less here than the sentiment, as this charming, undeniably talented company delivers a gentle, good-natured show.

C cubed, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Dave Fargnoli]