ED2016 4/5 Reviews ED2016 Theatre Reviews

Immortal (GreenTea Productions)

By | Published on Sunday 21 August 2016

Immortal Ed2016

From the moment the beleaguered air crew, stranded behind enemy lines, staggered on stage, the sense of a bond between them was palpable. Cleverly the script eschews clichés of stoic, stiff-upper-lip behaviour, instead showing us genuine bravery in the face of fear and desperation. Gallows humour is deployed liberally, building a sense of camaraderie and lending the proceedings an air of authenticity. The men respond as human beings, not ciphers, and that’s to the script and the actors’ credit. Tensions are high, tempers flare, and gradually fault lines appear between the men; to say more than that would spoil things for you. Suffice it to say that things don’t end the way I expected them to.

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andy Leask]