Of People and Not Things (3 stars)

This article is from 2010.

Of People and Not Things

An examination of break-up as apocalypse

Going into this show without knowing anything about it can be disorientating: the play is set in the aftermath of a world-destroying event (a couple breaking up), although this is only alluded to obliquely. It’s longer than the average Fringe show and bursting with exposition – indeed, there’s so much to assimilate that the mind occasionally wanders when in need of a rest, though the two leads deliver the piece with charm and wit.

The Vault, 510 0022, until 30 Aug (not 16, 23), 2.50pm, £8 (£5).

Of People and Not Things

  • 3 stars

Everyone knows that a bad break up can feel like the end of the world. But what if that's what really happened? Blockbuster films destroy our civilization in increasingly inventive ways every summer. But what if there were a more intimate apocalypse, free from flesh eating zombies and digital destruction? What if the end…

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