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Testament (Chalk Line)

By | Published on Tuesday 21 August 2018

In a beautifully put together show that blends reality, memory, and hallucination, Chalk Line’s play explores love, loss, and what it means to be left behind. ‘Testament’ focuses on Max – in the hospital after a car crash and questioning what happened to his girlfriend. Writer Sam Edmunds excellently displays a mind torn apart by grief and a brain injury, blending happy memories with flashes from the accident, and dream sequences where modernised depictions of biblical figures attempt to either show Max the truth or lead him astray. With heartfelt performances from an excellent cast, ‘Testament’ explores survivors’ guilt in a creative and unique manner, making this a touching and memorable piece of theatre.

Zoo Charteris, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Lucy Caradog]