The Seagull Effect (2 stars)

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Seagull Effect

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Total Theatre Award-nominees and Fringe sell-out Idle Motion return with a stunning visual kaleidoscope of images and stories to captivate their audience. As a couple's relationship crumbles and they’re confronted by its debris, Britain is hit by the unexpected 1987 storm. Using exciting and evocative staging, multimedia and personal recollections, Idle Motion pick their way through the chaos left behind during those remarkable six hours. They reflect upon the waves of destruction and the paths of the individuals it crossed. ‘Beautiful, accomplished, innovative physical theatre’ (Stage, 2010). ‘A brilliant, emerging company’ (Guardian)

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The Seagull Effect

8 Aug 20112 stars

Enthusiasm and visual techniques let down by overdone score and direction

It’s raining on the way to Idle Motion’s The Seagull Effect, setting the audience up nicely to appreciate a play about small but consequential events in the world and the weather. Unfortunately the performance is similarly damp with overly literal…

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