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The Hive (The Human Zoo Theatre Company)

By | Published on Friday 22 August 2014

‘The Hive’ is set in a futuristic world where people live individually in cubes, communicating exclusively through screens, ruled by an ominous controller. The production is technically very accomplished, with set, lighting, props, poetry and stylised physical theatre all used to wonderful effect. The young cast are all incredibly talented, creating a sympathetic group of heroes and misfits but, unfortunately, the plot lets them down slightly. There just doesn’t seem to be anything new here it feels tired, a rehash of endless dystopian sci-fi fictions. It seems they’re aiming for some sort of commentary on our current social media obsession, but I won’t be tweeting about this particular show.

Pleasance Dome, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5