The Convent (4 stars)

  • 21 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

The chamber of St Stephen’s church is the perfect backdrop for Jo Sromgren Kompani’s story of three nuns in a remote convent with a short supply of bread and water. Lit to pinpoint perfection by Stephen Rolfe and with a haunting musical accompaniment, the three performers convey the isolated insanity Jack Nicholson so masterfully created in Kubrick’s The Shining.

Although we’re told that even in its own tongue the text is abstract to the point of irrelevance, the language barrier for those not fluent in Norwegian prevents this from being a five star show. (Eddie Thornton)

Aurora Nova, 558 3853, until Aug 28, 1pm, £10-£12.

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