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Last Dream (On Earth) (Kai Fischer in association with National Theatre Of Scotland)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2016

Last Dream on Earth Ed2016

In one time, a small group gathers on a Morocco beach, preparing to trust a flimsy rubber dinghy to carry them to a better life. In another, Yuri Gagarin prepares for the first successful manned space flight – not that he knows the ‘successful’ bit yet. A story of journeys and human endurance, ‘Last Dream’ is told through wireless headphones, blending spoken words with live music in your most personal space. The experience has a singular intimacy, heightening the emotional stakes – one moment, when characters are confronted by something apocalyptic, is heart-in-throat tense and terrifying. The production is staged simply – just five people looking out at us, some telling stories, some making music. But that’s all it needs to transport you.

Assembly Hall, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]