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If It Didn’t Matter (Cup and Dagger)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2019

The classic tale of a teenager rebelling after a trauma is brought to the stage by this large, young ensemble cast. Tackling some complex themes, the energetic, believable and nuanced performances from the entire group made for an impressive watch. However, the good performances couldn’t cover the rest of the shows flaws, with the slightly cliched ending leaving a bitter taste. There was a smattering of half-hearted and basic physical theatre moments, while the laborious set changes dragged, with performers dramatically moving stage blocks around with no real meaning behind the movement. Ultimately, the play never really shocked, moved me or made me laugh – resulting in a fairly one-note production.

theSpace @ Niddry St, until 9 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Izzy Cutler]