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First Class (Aulos Productions and Relief Theatre / Free Festival)

By | Published on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Epiphanies and train journeys collide in ‘First Class’, as three characters in three different time periods find ways to cope with the pressures of their lives. The script is very fast paced in places, with actors finishing each others sentences, and they switch characters at such a rate that the action can be hard to follow at times and so some important plot points get lost in the jumble of information. The show occasionally veers into melodrama, and some slightly hammed-up performances only emphasise this. Still, once the pace levels out and the show finds it footing, ‘First Class’ proves to be a solid production, with only a few delays in getting to its final destination.

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