Physical theatre phenomenon Derevo succeeded in creating an emotional performance in ‘Mephisto Waltz’. Lead Anton Adasinsky captured the audience’s attention as he dominated a show which stretched the imaginations of both the spectators and performers. Showing moments of pain and suffering portrayed almost too intensely to bear, the performance flowed with a powerful professional ease that effectively prevented the audience’s eyes from wandering from the dramatic images created in front of them. It perhaps felt a bit long – I believe this style of performance suits a slightly shorter duration given its intensity – but if you like physical theatre, then book your tickets, because this is physical theatre at its best.
Assembly Roxy, 5-27 Aug, 8.00pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Bethanie Pochin]