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Everything Has Changed (Rhum + Clay in association with New Diorama Theatre)

By | Published on Saturday 13 August 2022

It’s been a tough time, especially so, in some respects, for our children. That’s what this tender, smart and affecting show, loosely allegorical to both the pandemic and the climate crisis, is all about. The central concept is that a quasi-mythical Rhythm Factory has kept everything ticking along until, one day, it goes awry, making our days endlessly weird and ultimately requiring the heroics of our characters Max and Lakeisha to figure out, and the input of our young audience to set right. From an intriguing start, it builds on itself cleverly, scenes repeated with subtle variations adding narrative layers. The performances of the cast and the direction make for a compelling, sophisticated and truly engaging piece of children’s theatre.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 16 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]