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Frontline (Z Theatre Company)

By | Published on Thursday 23 August 2012

Z Theatre Company present an interpretive piece that is as piercingly relevant as it is poignant: age-old dealings with warfare are presented amongst a transcendent framework of wrought interpersonal relations. ‘Frontline’ examines wartime’s effects on relationships and the individuals within them, shifting from symbolic interpretive dance to music; a folk guitar solo was particularly affecting, performed under a single spotlight. A powerful representation of mankind at war is devised intelligently with two torches on a blackened stage: another example of shimmering experimentalism. The concentration on homoerotic tendencies in the trenches is boldly staged, and ¬†raises questions about this and other issues for discussion. This young cast’s stylish production perfectly complements its themes of identity, companionship and liberation.

theSpace on North Bridge, 6-16 Aug (not 12), 10.05am
tw rating 5/5 | [Adam Bloodworth]


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