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So It Goes (On the Run)

By | Published on Wednesday 6 August 2014

I simply adored ‘So It Goes’. It’s a wonderfully inventive and moving show about grief, and how hard it is to talk about a loved one who has died. It’s not maudlin or depressing though: it’s uplifting. Created and performed by Hannah Moss and David Ralfe, the show was inspired by the loss of Moss’s father, and the difficulty she had speaking about it. The brilliant device used to realise this difficulty is that neither performer speaks during the performance; rather, they use signs and write on whiteboards. No mere gimmick, this is an integral part of the performance; the anticipatory silences were often pregnant with tension, or expectation, or sorrow. A profoundly affecting experience: just lovely.

Underbelly, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Andrew Leask]