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We Never Land (Sonic Boom Theatre Company)

By | Published on Tuesday 5 August 2014

A free cupcake is a good start to any show, but it’s gone too quickly. The same could be said of ‘We Never Land’. It starts off peppy and witty, mixing wordplay with a sense of wage slave ennui, but then it seems to run out of energy. Repeating motifs, established early, are underused later and the whole thing feels like an exercise in drama student navel-gazing about the value of a creative life. Our narrator is a decent actor, but lacks the range to imbue multiple characters with the veracity needed to carry the dull plot. The end has a decent emotional punch, though, and gives a glimpse of what, with a bit less padding, could have been a very good show.

C nova, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andrew Bell]