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Reunion (Living Record Theatre Company)

By | Published on Saturday 22 August 2015


As I watched this piece of new writing, I had to constantly remind myself that it wasn’t some obscure Pinter play. ‘Reunion’ follows an elderly couple preparing for visitors and, as we watch them bicker over the state of the lounge, we are exposed to their odd obsession with playing out scenes from their past. This fantastic script by Neil Smith balances subtlety with exposition to tauntingly reveal this couple’s secrets. At times they’re filled with resentment, tension, passive and physical aggression, but their interactions are also laced with love. Actors Jill Rutland and Luke Barton both show their ability to play with dynamics and pace, engaging us in this fantastic new piece of realism.

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Stephanie Withers]