Fish Story (2 stars)

  • 7 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

Three very different people are drawn from their mundane existences into a world where they’re distorted and paranoid whilst awaiting instruction from the mysterious Fish. They seem to be in limbo, not quite human and not beast while they gradually remember how they arrived at this state. The play sits uncomfortably between genres of absurdism, naturalism, comedy and physical theatre, making it hard to understand or believe in the world they create. The actors themselves are enthusiastic and work well together, creating nice moments of physical interaction whilst telling their stories but the piece itself lacks conviction, the narrative is confusing and the ending incoherent. It is wide open to interpretation so don’t dismiss it, just be warned. (Greer Ogston)

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 28 Aug (not 8, 15), 7.00pm, £9.50-£10.50 (£8.00-£9.00)

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