Find Love Make Love Die
- Mark Petrie
- 16 August 2010
This article is from 2010.
Young cast show maturity but fail to avoid cliche
The set up of this production is not an altogether original one; four schoolchildren (comprising of the popular girl, the outcast unpopular boy, a well-off swatty kid and the rebellious girl with a chip on her shoulder) find themselves trapped in each other's company when a supply teacher fails to show up to their class. The obvious frictions within the group begin to emerge soon enough, even more so once they are forced to cooperate after discovering that an unfortunate outbreak of zombies threatens to overrun the school.
As the group hunt for a lost mobile phone in order to call for help, the gang find themselves hiding from the blood-thirsty carnivores now prowling the school. Sentimental moments are the most endearing part of the show, with the youngsters finding solace and common ground in conversations which they would otherwise not have had, and coming to realise that they share similar insecurities from their experiences of growing up in the modern world. The young cast show maturity as they tackle the more serious content of the production; however, much of the show's themes stagger well beyond the predictable and border on the laughable.
Pleasance Dome, 2:30pm (check event details below) £6.50-£8.50.