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Nowhere Now (At Large Theatre Company)

By | Published on Friday 26 August 2016

Nowhere Now Ed2016

‘Nowhere Now’ defines itself as “nonsensical” and “absurd”, and this is quite right. From beginning to end, the underlying plot is barely existent- something about a group of ministers waiting to make a trade deal. Three of the characters are never introduced, and seem to constantly change roles. They have a story of their own – or rather a series of incoherent and unrelated interactions – and sometimes interfere with the main plot without any form of transition. As a result, the piece is messy and incomprehensible. The actors often block each other and talk at the same time. A gradual descent into madness could have underlined the satirical aim, but constant madness is simply confusing.

Sweet Grassmarket, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 1/5 | [Pénélope Hervouet]