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Lights Over Tesco Car Park (Poltergeist Theatre)

By | Published on Thursday 16 August 2018

Conspiracy theories, 1980s pop culture and the reality of feeling alone on a big planet are all explored in this brilliant show. The narrative sees four young people seeking to tell the story of Robert, the latest in a long list of people who claim to have had contact with aliens. This is interspersed with re-tellings of past abductees, David Bowie music, and musings on the meaning of these encounters (whether fictional or not), which all makes for a fresh and heart-warming piece. The line between what is true and what is false is made insignificant, as the talented cast jump from laugh-out-loud humour to hypnotic narration. This is a performance not to be missed.

Pleasance Dome, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Lucy Caradog]