The Lonesome Foxtrot (2 stars)

This article is from 2010.

The Lonesome Foxtrot

While imaginative, lacks precision

Adapted from the Russian story ‘Fro’ by Andrei Platonov, a young wife pines for her husband who has travelled to the far east to help create a new world, and devises a plan to bring him back. This 1930s-styled production relies heavily on symbolic movement, which, while imaginative, lacks precision. Occasionally muffled dialogue makes details of the narrative hard to follow and, despite an enthusiastic interpretation, the overall effect is somewhat fragmented.

New Town Theatre, 0844 477 1000, until 29 Aug, 8.30pm, £11–£12 (£9–£10).

The Lonesome Foxtrot

  • 2 stars

Fyodor, a young engineer, leaves Fro, his wife, heading to the Far East, where he is going to engage in the creation of a beautiful new world. Fro finds herself alone with her love and longing. She’s desperate to get him back but can she get what she wants? Can the power of her love overcome his dreams of utopia? By turns…

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