The Seagull Effect (2 stars)

This article is from 2011

The Seagull Effect

Enthusiasm and visual techniques let down by overdone score and direction

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).

The Seagull Effect

  • 2 stars

Total Theatre Award-nominees and Fringe sell-out Idle Motion return with a stunning visual kaleidoscope of images and stories to captivate their audience. As a couple's relationship crumbles and they’re confronted by its debris, Britain is hit by the unexpected 1987 storm. Using exciting and evocative staging, multimedia…

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