ED2016 3/5 Reviews ED2016 Theatre Reviews

The Mission (The Outbound Project)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016

The Mission Ed2016

If you were given the choice to go on a one-way solo mission to explore the universe and save humanity, would you take it? This is the choice given to Jenny in The Outbound Project’s first show, ‘The Mission’. Using well choreographed, slick physical theatre and few props, they tell a story that moves easily and inventively from Jenny’s flat, to astronaut training centres to tv studios. The script, although well put together with clear storytelling, doesn’t make us engage fully with Jenny emotionally. We don’t have enough time to get to know who she is and so don’t really understand why she makes the decisions she does. Nonetheless, a beautifully visual show from a very interesting company.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Olly Jacques]