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Fiction (Fuel, David Rosenberg and Glen Neath)

By | Published on Friday 21 August 2015


I sat there, immersed in the claustrophobic blackness, leaning to the right because I didn’t want the lips whispering over my shoulder to touch my ear. Ridiculously, the voice was coming through headphones but it was so perfect that I shied away from the intimacy. This collaborative, experiential piece was written as an exploration of incoherent dreamscapes – but whose dream? Surreally, it often felt that I was being dreamt, that I was an imagining of the voice’s dream rather than the voice being an imagining of mine. ‘Fiction’ is wonderfully innovative as a piece of theatre – at times it felt a little like those roller coaster simulators circa 2007, but it was simultaneously thought-provoking and curiously psychologically unsettling.

Pleasance Dome, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Patrick Galbraith]