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Fearnot Wood (UCLU Runaground)

By | Published on Thursday 7 August 2014

Underneath the bloated, indulgent mess that is ‘Fearnot Wood’ lays the embers of a potentially decent play. The show’s running time is whopping 80 minutes, choked up with lengthy, pointless speeches and endless information dumping. Not to say the writing is not good, it is, it just is not as deep or clever as it fancies itself to be. Despite it’s lengthy running time, the play completely fails to tie up any of the threads it sets up for itself, and while all the actors did an excellent job in their parts, its undeniable that one or two could have been cut completely. In dire need of a good edit, ‘Fearnot Wood’ is too damp to light a roaring fire.

Just the Tonic at The Mash House, until 17 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Patricia-Ann Young]