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The Aspirations Of Daise Morrow (Far And Away Productions in association with Brink Productions)

By | Published on Wednesday 15 August 2018

I feel privileged to have experienced this show; it is really something special. Sitting in the round beneath the draped canvas of a spiegeltent, rain drumming outside, a string quartet strikes up a magical soundscape. The audience are whisked away to Australia, as four actors, inhabiting a multitude of roles, perform this adaptation of Patrick White’s ‘Down at the Dump’. The script is richly poetic, dialogue and storytelling interweaving, just as the performers wend their way amongst the audience. The closeness to the actors reflects the intimacy of the narrative; a story about life and death, love and loss, it could easily have slipped into melancholy, but humour and honesty keep it light, keep it beautiful, keep it human.

Assembly George Square Gardens, until 12 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 [Andy Leask]