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The Way Way Deep (Indigo Productions)

By | Published on Monday 14 August 2023

This is Way Way up as being a standout theatre piece. Having seen his previous work, my expectations were high, but Patrick McPherson has somehow managed to exceed them in what is an electric performance that fully engages you throughout. The hour-long spoken word rhythm-tastic piece seamlessly flows, incorporating musical numbers that leave viewers in awe. Notably, the lighting and score play a significant role, effectively enhancing the performance. The use of simple light adds depth, functioning as a character and setting the mood, the production is a spectacle. I do wish story-wise it left a bigger imprint on me, nevertheless, the twisty tale of friendship is gripping and will undoubtedly shock many. The talent Patrick McPherson has is truly remarkable.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Melrose]