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The Domino Effect (Mulberry Theatre Company)

By | Published on Sunday 31 August 2014

A young cast brings a tricky play to life in ‘The Domino Effect’, a story about the far-reaching ramifications of insignificant-seeming events, told through the eyes of a silent young girl named Amina Rahman. The set constantly changes as the story zips along, and the cast do exceptionally well with complex movement sequences. The main weakness is a disconnect between the direction and the writing, which causes some odd tonal shifts – one of the biggest laughs is followed almost immediately by the phrase ‘ensuing suicide’. The direction is inventive but sometimes clichéd; jerky movements to a ticking clock seem a bit overdone. Still, the strength of the acting carries it through the rough patches and makes for an enjoyable show.

theSpace @ Surgeon’s Hall, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jon Stapley]