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ED2012 Theatre Review: Exterminating Angel – An Improvisation (Future Ruins)

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Five young adults are in the midst of a an apparently normal middle class dinner party; yet as the mundane conversation trails off, and none of the guests seem willing to leave, it quickly becomes something more spine-tingingly sinister. Little is revealed throughout, which is impressive but rather frustrating, as you are left unsure of the overall message of the play. However, each character has been intricately thought out, and the acting – or improvising – succeeds in both confusing and chilling the audience; Tom McHugh’s eerieness as one of the temperamental hosts provides a particular highlight. Yet the whole show is superbly tense, powering the performance towards a shattering conclusion.

Pleasance Courtyard, 1-27 Aug, 2.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Eloise Kohler]

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