*** Contains some content you might not want to read, mainly involving a grown ass human crying for 20 mins ***
I had honestly been waiting fucking ages to see this performance and I am so glad I waited. I had heard nothing but good reviews about this play and knew that it was going to be multi sensory, but that was it.
Holy shit, from the moment we were taken downstairs we were introduced to characters. Imagine one evening you decided that you wanted to take the “special” mushrooms and that everything around you where ever you looked was entirely different but linked in together perfectly. This was this play.
When it came to the cast, I was able to see perfectly 3 out of the 4 stories that were going on that evening. Which was amazing. The play is set up so you WILL NOT see every story. They move around in their own individual spaces and have their own stories to tell.
A thing I didn’t like was the science fiction element. I don’t know whether it was the red light above them, or the way the other characters were, but they felt too cold to me, and the emotion forced. I personally struggled to feel anything for them. I’m sorry wonderful person, but I spent the time you were performing wondering how you managed to squeeze into such a morph suit and be able to move about at the same time. I honestly couldn’t focus on you.
The other two stories I were able to see in full were wonderful and triggered feelings that I was not expecting. I had thoughts about my own inability to sleep (I’m writing this at 2 am, so you can imagine why I wanted to see this) and what would go through my own head. I confronted feelings of death and loneliness that I really wasn’t expecting. That was a mild understatement, I was sobbing for the whole of the interval. Sobbing was the nicest way of putting it. I realised because of this play that I needed to feel these feelings and I felt so much better after getting them out.
One thing though, and when you see the play you will understand. I had a frog stating at me for the whole performance and that small fucker scared the shit out of me. It was amazing that something so small could do that. Thank you.
Things I do need to tell you before you go to it. Its step access to the basement, so there may be some access issues for some people. There was no gender neutral toilets either. Unfortunately this is because of the venue they have and not by choice of the writers and performers.
If you want to see a play with non binary / queer characters and you can manage those issues posed, please PLEASE see this play. If you are planning to only see one play, see this one. Do not miss out on such a wonderful performance. Its written so well and the cast are just amazing. Their next dates are 18th, 20th and 22nd of May at the Brunswick. There has been a huge buzz about this play and tickets are selling (£10/8 concession) out really quickly, so get your ass to see it.
I’m honestly going to try and go again. Because once the play has ended the first time, there is another whole story going on.
Too long, Didn’t read ? SEE THIS PLAY NOW!!!!!