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No One Is Coming to Save You (This Noise)

By | Published on Friday 17 August 2018

We are headed for environmental ruin and economic collapse, and two young people express the masochistic fantasy that this disastrous future will come not in a slow, sagging descent, but in a flash of sudden violence. The play mostly consists of a list of their particularly aggressive dreams, several of which, it must be said, are fairly compelling. The writing desperately wants to be counterbalanced by inventive staging, but promising elements – microphones, a television monitor, audience suggestions – are less than the sum of their parts, underused in favour of static talking. The impotence of this play’s politics lies in its implied suggestion that the thing really missing from our lives is the certainty we’ll be richer than our parents.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Alexander Hartley]