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One Above (PALP)

By | Published on Friday 21 August 2015

One Above

In a bizarre, interview-type situation we are introduced to Person A, Person B and Person C, three persons who really want to be the best. Depicting their every opportunity to try and outdo one another, this show offers 45 minutes of one-upmanship and competitive drive. It’s simply staged, the characters are the only thing in the small space. A comment on how the world we inhabit forces us to adopt a “me against them” attitude, this piece has compelling glimpses but ultimately leaves too much to the imagination. The acting is strong and really pulls the piece through, but ultimately ‘One Above’ feels like a play that has yet to really find its feet.

theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]