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Hug (Verity Standen)

By | Published on Friday 28 August 2015


A small room is filled with scattered chairs, with just enough space to walk around. You’re instructed to pick one, put on a blindfold and wait. Everything is quiet, the anticipation builds and finally people begin filing into the room. Soon you are surrounded by bodies and sound. Choral singing fills the space. In the darkness a hand finds yours and pulls you to your feet, slowly they begin to hold you. The embrace becomes stronger and the singing louder, until you are completely lost in the sound and the connection you get from being blindfolded in a room full of strangers; this performance is beautifully mesmerising. Immersive, intimate and not to be missed.

Forest Fringe, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]