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Woodhill (LUNG / The North Wall)

By | Published on Friday 25 August 2023

Another powerful breath of fresh air from this campaign-led verbatim theatre company. Once again, they break new ground to create top-notch theatre. Here, the verbatim content is supplied by a soundtrack and the performance is essentially dance. Initially I was uncomfortable with this; the dance (which reminded me of Hofesh Shechter’s more angular work) seemed more of a response to the words than to their meaning, creating a gap between the harrowing tales being told and the action in front of us. But there was a growing insistence about it all that eventually overwhelmed, making for huge and lasting impact. As it should; this is grown-up political theatre. Not perfect but five stars for innovation and high ambition

Summerhall, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Alan Cranston]