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Around The World, My Journey Continued After You Left (Theatre SanTuoQi China)

By | Published on Friday 28 August 2015

Around The World

Theatre SanTuoQi use no words in this expressive, colourful piece, exchanging them for sounds, song and movement. We follow a couple who love travel, exploration and each other, then see the wife’s struggles after her husband dies. The title isn’t really an accurate reflection of the show’s content: this is not about the woman discovering how to live alone, but about the memories of her relationship and marriage. The ensemble demonstrates a commendable aptitude for visual theatre, taking us to jungles, boats and forests but I felt as though the story lacked a clear narrative or intention; meanwhile, the emotional ending was drawn out and left me drained. However, this show worked visually, musically and had some memorable moments.

New Town Theatre, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Stephanie Withers]