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Death Shall Have No Dominion (InterAct Wales)

By | Published on Tuesday 12 August 2014

This is a devised piece about a group of Welsh soldiers fighting in France during the First World War. The audience is warned on entry that the show is non-linear, and contains violence and strong language, which feels unnecessary given the subject matter; but it is indeed visceral, bold, and devoted to demonstrating realism, and therefore not a show for the faint-hearted. Performed by a strong cast, the story is very compelling, and while some of the acting is slightly over the top, and there are elements of the story which need development, overall this is a touching and engaging piece of historical theatre. The company demonstrate a clear understanding of war, fear and the human condition.

Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix, until 23 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Vicki Baron]