Every Breath

  • List.co.uk
  • 18 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

When a show sells itself as debate theatre, it immediately conjures up images of school children being held hostage by touring theatre companies preaching STD awareness. By raising questions instead of answering them, Every Breath manages to escape this stereotype. With credit to the writing, the play, surrounding the tensions within a troubled single parent family with conflicting views on animal welfare, presents fully rounded, sympathetic characters. This aids in engaging the audience on what could potentially be a disenchanting theme. However, the writing is hindered by a distinct lack of subtext, leaving little for the audience to muse over, other than what is spelt out in capital letters. (Daniel Taylor)

Hill Street Theatre, until 28 Aug (not 16)

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