The Lonesome Foxtrot
While imaginative, lacks precision
This article is from 2010.
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).