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Overshare (Pieces Of Us Theatre Company)

By | Published on Monday 7 August 2017

Is sharing too much information a problem? What about not enough? And how will your loved ones react when they know the truth? That’s the basic premise of ‘Overshare’, where, through a series of short scenes, we see a family torn apart by a secret kept hidden for years, while their friends are only too happy to overshare about bodily functions in revolting detail. There are some interesting themes explored here, but unfortunately the writing feels underdeveloped, the ‘secret’ implausible, and the whole lacking in tension. The actors seem uncomfortable on stage, and appear to be reciting lines by rote without actually listening to one another. Pieces of Us have shared something that should perhaps have been kept secret a little while longer.

theSpace on North Bridge, until 19 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Gemma Scott]