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Wastwater (The Human Animal)

By | Published on Tuesday 5 August 2014

‘Wastwater’ certainly keeps you on your toes. It’s a promenade piece; we are ordered from room to room to visit a series of often uncomfortable scenes. The throbbing soundtrack and projected scenery make an evocative backdrop to the three interconnected dramas, which all take place within earshot of Heathrow. They deal with everything from complex family ties to a tense, sinister transaction. The last scene is dominated by an edgy performance by actor Bryony Davies, but it is Lisa, a character in another, more intimate bedroom scene, who sums up the underlying point: we have no idea what’s going on in the next street, the next household, the next hotel room. A provocative though certainly not relaxing 75 minutes.

C nova, until 16 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Laura Gavin]