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ED2011 Theatre Review: When Abel Met Cain (Raphael Rodan And Anastasis Sarakatsanos)

ED2011 4/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Where did the time go? The intense spell – cast by a few songs, melodies and stories – is broken too soon. This production weaves a dense web, with a guitar, drums and a kanun (a type of zither), along with tales from Galilee, legends of the Old Testament and from a little island in the sea. Raphael Rodan is the visionary storyteller who lets the audience see his little village in the mountains; lets them feel the wind in his hair and the spreading view before his eyes. He takes them right into battle; he slays Abel before their eyes. Anastasis Sarakatsanos adds the mystic sounds of his oriental instrument. The two halves form a complete and fulfilling whole.

Paradise In The Vault, 7 – 28 Aug (not 15, 22), 7.35pm (8.35pm), £3.50 – £5.00, fpp310.
tw rating 4/5
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