Audacious choices. Hone the text to the experiential, removing unnecessary mystery or ancillary story. Cast it well, gather a stellar creative team. Unvarnish the space, starken the setting, eliminate theatrics. Finally, hand it over to an audience. Once the choice is made to never overwhelm the watcher, the subject matter requires gentle expression.
For here is an evident simplicity, a meagreness of story and an intellectually rigorous depth of research to create work that whispers to an audience without clamour, of sadness and hurt and the complexity of failure. I loved the stripped and spare nature of MUM, ME & THE I.E.D I loved the lightness of touch in the funny, human moments. I thought the performances were needle sharp, bayonet sharp. Continue reading MUM, ME & THE I.E.D – THEATRICAL BRAVERY EXPOSES THE DAMAGED WARRIOR