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Scattered (Triptych Theatre)

By | Published on Sunday 16 August 2015


For the most part, ‘Scattered’ is a successful dark comedy touching on issues of family, grief and jealousy. The performance of all three cast members is to be commended; the play particularly comes to life when tensions in the family are running high. The banter and pace with which comic lines are delivered carries an otherwise struggling plot. It’s difficult to find depth in the characters beyond the predominant anger of the men, who seem more concerned with bickering than grieving for their father, and it’s that which ultimately hinders the piece. It’s a shame too that things unravel towards the end – unnecessary twists are introduced and the whole thing becomes less believable, losing much of its meaning.

C Nova, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Stephanie Gray]