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The Wonderful Discovery Of Witches In The County Of Lancaster (Dawn State Theatre Company)

By | Published on Monday 17 August 2015

The Wonderful Discovery of Witches

A delightful follow up to last year’s masterful ‘The Man Who Would Be King’, Dawn State’s new play is a fantastic envisioning of witchhunting, lawmaking and lawbreaking. The acting is superb, and manages to project both subtle nuance and loud majesty at the same time. As with last year’s production, this latest play is layered into productions within productions, and the shifts of character are amusingly and skilfully performed. The relationships between characters are sometimes stifled by their own complexity, but are usually sustained by strong performances from the actors. It’s an engaging hour that, while never entering the realms of true brilliance, is nonetheless an expertly sculpted piece of theatre.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Robert Stevens]