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At The Break Of Dawn (Red Queen Theatre)

By | Published on Tuesday 11 August 2015

At the Break of Dawn

Many political plays claim to “provoke discussion”, but few actually turn up the house lights at the end and force the audience to talk. Our group debated: what’s the difference between a terrorist and a revolutionary? The play presents three such liminal figures, on the eve of the revolution they’ve been plotting for years. They’re three cliché types: the fiery poet-intellectual, the soulless computer programmer and the likeable middle-of-the-road reformer who brings them together. I wondered if there was a love triangle brewing, but it never blossomed. The acting is often weak and the plot is hard to follow, but it does bring up issues worth discussing – it’s just a shame I found the discussion more compelling than the play.

C nova, until 15 Aug.
tw 2/5 | [Lucy Diver]