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The Noctambulist (Raving Mask Theatre)

By | Published on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Taking on the popular topic of wasters and layabouts, ‘The Noctambulist’ depicts unsympathetic character Albert, a sleepwalker. He’s trying to turn his life around through his new alter-ego – The Noctambulist – much to the dismay of his two flat mates. With the set-up of a mediocre sitcom, ‘The Noctambulist’ is a fairly contrived, unexplained and under-explored production that ultimately falls flat. It’s a disappointing show that’s unable to connect with its subject matter on any real level, instead opting for clich├ęs and never quite finding its feet. It’s devoid of emotional depth, despite having a strong cast that would seem capable of giving it some. The cast is unable to flesh out the two-dimensional characters that seem ill-suited for this piece.

Paradise In The Vault, until 17 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [James McColl]