26 May 2006

Dying City by Christopher Shinn

Sian Brooke - Kelly
Andrew Scott - Peter/Craig

Directed by James McDonald
Designed by Peter Mumford

at the Royal Court Upstairs in it's UK first run

A disintegrating relationship unravels via conversations with a twin brother and flash backs. Both performances were empassioned but Sian Brooke was beautifully underplaying her role.

A good premise for a play and it progressed nicely. The set was a little clunky in so far as it was impossible for Andrew to exit one side as Peter and return silently as Craig from the other because we heard his hurried disrobing journey. Suspension of belief needs to be aided not thwarted. Heartbreaking and powerful.