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Jethro Compton presents Sirenia (Jethro Compton Productions)

By | Published on Wednesday 12 August 2015

Jethro Compton S

Not often does a disused attic space become useful in creating endless ambience for a show. For Jethro Compton’s ‘Sirenia’, set in a lighthouse on the coast of Cornwall, the opening of a creaking door and the wooden staircase up to the room is only the beginning. The room is basic and tiny, yet the audience can’t help but stare at the impressive set design that Compton has put together. This Celtic folklore tale of love, loss and desperation is certainly intriguing, with eloquent acting, but many things are foreseeable when the tension begins to mount. Saying that, ‘Sirenia’ is maybe trying to fit too much into 40 minutes, and could be something bigger and better.

C nova, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Kieran Scott]