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If I Were Me (Antler Theatre)

By | Published on Thursday 20 August 2015

If I Were Me

Phillip is suffering with a lack of confidence, feels lost in life, and as though he is being pushed into the background. Antler Theatre’s Fringe return is a story about finding yourself, however, I felt a bit lost myself by the time it reached its conclusion. The narrative plays alongside distinctive choreographed sequences, which look wonderfully cinematic and help us to empathise with out protagonist’s situation; plus, there were some lovely games and devised ideas, such as the audience playfully throwing balls at actors. However, I ended up feeling these elements of staging were being used to mask the lack of a clear story. The motifs, slightly abstract set, and visual style employed by this company are certainly memorable, but I felt a little deflated and in need of more resolution from the narrative at the end.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Stephanie Withers]