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Confirmation (Chris Thorpe and Rachel Chavkin)

By | Published on Thursday 27 August 2015


Nobody thinks they are wrong. Everyone thinks their beliefs to be true, obviously; but not everyone can be right all the time, so how do we justify those beliefs, and are we going about it in the same way as everyone else? Chris Thorpe explores this one idea in his eighty-minute piece ‘Confirmation’. Directed by Rachel Chavkin, the set up is simple: one man in a room, one microphone, some paper and a costume change, while the audience sit around the sides of the room, creating the square stage in the middle. Manically changing dialogues and characters, passionate, engaged, and angry; exploring multiple view points, ‘Confirmation’ takes a stark look at the way in which we believe. Exceptional, thought provoking theatre.

Summerhall, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]