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Photon StarBlaster And The Suicidal Spaceship (Bonnie And Braw – Scotland)

By | Published on Monday 21 August 2023

What a marvellous way of looking at a theme so dark. The script of this piece shines like the sun as it weaves between reality and a child’s space adventure, exploring suicide in a touching way. The subtle lighting effectively transports us between these differing moments, and all the technical elements and the stage direction are excellent. John Whyte and Debi Pirie wrote, directed and acted this play, showcasing a talent that’s out of this world, delivering complex performances as they frequently switch emotional gears – it’s all expertly handled. The comedic moments land well, and the piece is emotionally there, but I feel it could do more – I wanted to cry. Overall, though, it’s a show worth blasting off to see.

C aquila, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Melrose]