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Attempts On Her Life (Brodrick Productions)

By | Published on Monday 31 August 2015

Attempts On Her Life

How do you adapt a notorious, much-debated play without appearing either world-weary, or obnoxiously aware of the infamy? Ask Brodrick Productions, who catalysed Martin Crimp’s Sudoku puzzle of a play into this silently roaring, heartlessly quick production. The cast of four move powerfully, teeth-gritted, between impersonations. Whilst it’s almost slick as a film reel, this production that bites if you aren’t paying attention – sometimes demanding something of our imaginations as well as minds, as some voices tended to be lost beneath others in the echoing theatre. Ultimately, though, this only laid the scene for the surrender to the chaos, ingeniously staged as a full-cast Babel. Vampish, demanding, and to be avoided if you’re looking for cushy, familiar theatre.

C, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Sarah Murphy]