Lie Detector Truth Detector (4 stars)

This article is from 2007

Lie Detector Truth Detector

Welcome to 21st century Britain

Peter Yates’ play is made up of three thematically linked short plays. In the first a man accused of terrorism undergoes a lie detector test; in the second two security guards in a shopping mall abuse the authority of their uniforms, while the third, the longest of the three, tracks a woman’s struggle to get a passport in 21st century Britain. It’s a world of red tape where rights are a thing of the past, rules and regulations are unquestionably obeyed, people are machines under constant observation and judged by their outward appearance, power and corruption comes with a uniform and human instinct counts for nothing. Using humour, elements of physical theatre and a cracking narrative, even the most established theatre practitioners could learn a few things from this 21st century company. (Nicola Husband)

Roman Eagle Lodge, 226 7207, until 18 Aug, 10pm, £8 (£5).

Lie Detector Truth Detector

  • 4 stars

Three thematically-linked short plays set in a nightmarish world of red tape and surveillance. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.'

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