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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 clichés 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]