Using table top rod and accomplished shadow puppetry, ‘Grit’ poignantly displays the emotional impact of conflict and war. We’re shown a daughter recalling her father’s journey to make a difference, unravelling his various personal experiences from the vast canvas of war. A simple collection of cardboard boxes and steel wires transform the set into stunning three-dimensional scenes that leave the audience amazed and wide-eyed whilst the manipulation of projections adamantly focuses our attention upon the close-up inspection of a brutal and intolerant war. The show is accompanied by a great soundtrack, and with this, and its powerfully evoked scenes, ‘Grit’ successfully draws its audience into the past.
Bedlam Theatre, 3-25 (not 12) Aug, 8.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Paige Wilson]