It’s Dark Outside
Mesmerising adventures in a surreal shadow world
This article is from 2013.
Perth Theatre Company, the team behind the award-winning Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer present another dark theatrical adventure. Comprised of animation, dance, live action, shadows and puppetry, It’s Dark Outside takes the audience on a mesmerising story with a spaghetti western twist.
Written and performed by Tim Watts, Arielle Gray and Chris Isaacs, the piece begins when an old man, under cover of night, leaves his home, comes across a trusty steed in the form of a tent and sets off on a wild journey, followed by a sinister and fast tracker.
Taking place in a surreal and dark world of shadow and memory, It’s Dark Outside chronicles a man trying to leave his old life behind, only to be haunted by regret and lost time. The talented cast have combined to create a simply beautiful play that is as visually stunning as it is emotionally breathtaking. A poignant piece of new writing that represents some of the very best aspects of Fringe theatre.
Underbelly, Bristo Square, 0844 545 8252, until 26 Aug (not 13), 5.30pm, £12.50–£14.50 (£11–£13).