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We Were Promised Honey! (YESYESNONO)

By | Published on Wednesday 10 August 2022

YESYESNONO return with a show about endings and beginnings – of lives, relationships, careers, the planet and the universe. Sam Ward maintains gentle composure narrating thousands of years of human future, warns that it “doesn’t end well”, and offers to stop anytime. Existential themes of fate and decision loom on a micro and macro scale, with audience members becoming protagonists. More precautions could be taken when sensitive scenes centre individuals, and stakes would rise if we had more genuine choices, but a remarkable level of intimacy is built through collective storytelling. ‘We Were Promised Honey!’ imagines the future, without ignoring or wallowing in bleakness. In revealing the ending before beginning, YESYESNONO invite us to find hope in the infinite possibilities ahead of us.

Summerhall, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bizz Holmes]