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Mrs Dalloway (Theatre Paradok)

By | Published on Saturday 29 August 2015

Mrs Dalloway

A confused, character-based drama, this adaptation of the classic novel explores the character’s private lives through their phones and computers, but to little effect. Theatre Paradok project messages, emails and Internet browsing and their intention is clear – to show how we live through, and use, technology very intimately. However, this distracts us from the acting, not only because the projections are visually very attention-grabbing, but also because the script and the quality of performance is poor. Though there are some lighthearted moments and a few interesting scenes, on the whole the sparse connection between characters and the lack of resolution in any of their journeys makes this piece more of a display of techniques than a story-led piece of theatre.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Stephanie Withers]