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The Narrator (Spitfire Company)

By | Published on Monday 21 August 2017

A performance that chronicles the story of intimate secrets, womanhood and physical history, ‘The Narrator’ is a highly visual piece with an outstanding physicality. Part of the Czech Showcase 2017, performer Cécile Da Costa takes to the stage and then rips it up in this loud and violent retelling of her intimate story. From award-winning company Spitfire, the show mixes haunting visuals with brilliantly timed live music. Every action has a meaning, every movement and its accompanying sound is meticulously thought out, all coming together to create one whole, tangible experience. Even the stage itself is superbly designed, extending and evolving to allow more and more visually compelling explorations of Da Costa’s astonishing endurance. An astonishingly beautifully designed, breathtakingly powerful performance.

ZOO Southside, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]