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Current Location (Fellswoop Theatre)

By | Published on Saturday 29 August 2015

Current Location

Fukushima, lost in the haze of our busy, distracted lives, is too easily forgotten about. Do we have the luxury to be so blind-sighted? Fellswoop theatre begs this question in a reconstructed version of Toshiki Okada’s play ‘Current Location’. This production is uncomfortable and wonderfully confronting, yet the set is mundane; there are no special effects or stage lighting. You are not sitting in a dark room witnessing something that feels removed from your life. Instead, you are in a lit room with the actors sometimes sitting and watching with you. Though the show lacks visual interest, the acting and thought provoking narrative carries the production. It feels all too real, and confronts us with issues that urgently need addressing.

Summerhall, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 [Zita Campbell]