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The Day Sam Died (Armazem Theatre Company)

By | Published on Friday 8 August 2014

‘The Day Sam Died’ is dark, lonely and nightmarish, but also extremely moving. Part of the Brazilian Theatre Season, it is the story of six solipsistic individuals, divided by class and community. The hospital in which they find themselves is held-up by an enraged gunman, and although their lives don’t ever fully converge, they touch. It is a masterful exploration of post-modern relativism and the disunity it induces. Visually vivifying, aurally astounding and philosophically well-rounded,’The Day Sam Died’ begs the question: in a world where one ethical codes is as valid and justifiable as the next, how do we know which one to subscribe to?

The New Town Theatre, until 14 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [George Robb]