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SAGA (Stones Theatre Company)

By | Published on Tuesday 27 August 2019

Attempting to highlight humanity’s superficial tendencies, this piece sees the daughter of God arrive on earth with heightened curiosity, keen to discover our human ways. The absurdist form of this play quickly loses its intrigue; the characters and situations seem confusing and over-egged, with many of the comedic moments not really landing. The show’s pessimistic view is summed up in its satirical look at the lifestyles of the post millennials, from Instagram obsessed loons to plastic-bottle-buying eco-warriors, and while its depiction of this hypocrisy and self-obsession does tackle timely issues, it does so in a predictable way, with some of the stereotypes feeling problematic. If ‘Waiting For Godot’ is your cup of tea, you may find ‘SAGA’ to be an enjoyable watch, but overall it fails to land a punch.

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, run ended
tw rating 2/5 | [Ella Dorman-Gajic]