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The Gods, The Gods, The Gods (Wright & Grainger / Hartstone-Kitney Productions)

By | Published on Monday 15 August 2022

Time to dust off my dancing shoes. This is how you do immersive theatre: the 360 stage, the audience singing and dancing, lights flashing and performers interacting with a lively crowd. This trio creates an electric piece of gig-theatre that features fourteen tracks covering different stories exploring gods, and demonstrates a masterclass in integrating both spoken word and song, as every sentence could be plucked apart and analysed. The only drawback is that the fast paced nature of the performance made it feel like it was impossible to truly keep up, as – like with any song – multiple listens are necessary to fully appreciate it. Though, during an unforgettable final act that I found myself genuinely empowered by, I became fully immersed in the party atmosphere.

Assembly Rooms, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Melrose]