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Looking For Lightning (Garth McLean – California, USA)

By | Published on Sunday 19 August 2018

Garth McLean is a sincere storyteller, and his tale is fascinating. An actor (and PA to Steven Seagal!), he was diagnosed in the 1990s with Multiple Sclerosis. Far from letting this inhibit him, he strove to adapt, taking up yoga as a therapeutic activity, to wonderful effect. McLean takes us through his early struggles with yoga, the relapses of his MS, and his becoming a teacher himself, helping others, including those with MS. It’s a good narrative, but the theatricality of McLean performing yoga as he tells the story is wasted if you’re not sitting in the front row, and while the intent is laudable, as a performance it wasn’t as inspirational as it felt it ought to be.

C Royale, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 [Andy Leask]