The Seagull Effect
Enthusiasm and visual techniques let down by overdone score and direction
This article is from 2011.
It’s raining on the way to Idle Motion’s The Seagull Effect, setting the audience up nicely to appreciate a play about small but consequential events in the world and the weather. Unfortunately the performance is similarly damp with overly literal metaphors and unnecessarily dramatic score and direction. However, the experience is elevated by the enthusiasm of the players and some clever visual techniques.
Zoo Roxy, 662 6892, until 27 Aug (not 16, 23), 4.20pm, £10 (£8).