ED2019 2/5 Reviews ED2019 Theatre Reviews

STYX (Second Body)

By | Published on Friday 16 August 2019

A theatre concert exploring memory loss and the Orpheus and Eurydice myth seemed a promising concept at first but, while the music was enjoyable, it just didn’t work as a whole. The piece focused on the grandparents of two of the performers, looking at how they are affected by having Alzheimer’s disease. Music interspersed with recorded interviews explored their history, however the piece fell into a repetitive pattern and never built to a climax. The sudden snippets of myth seemed irrelevant and, while the layering of sound created an edgy atmosphere, it became difficult to hear the speech. Overall, it wasn’t interesting enough to keep my attention and I wished they’d removed the myth aspects, instead focusing completely on the touching story of their grandparents.

Zoo Southside, until 17 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Izzy Cutler]