Interruption (Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club)
By Rachel Aroesti | Published on Friday 10 August 2012
From the highly conceptualised (and very abstract) premise to the individually wrapped sweets awaiting each audience member with the message “You know that’s not how it happened”, at first glance ‘Interruption’ looked twee, highbrow and a little bit self-indulgent. That wasn’t how it happened. Each compact scene was brilliantly devised and quietly devastating, thanks to some perfectly realistic performances, leaving the audience amidst a perpetual cloud of dawning realisation in which to piece together the story. Although there were some themes that were superfluous (I never quite got the hare metaphor), the production could have simply done without them, along with the surrounding gimmicks, because it already had everything it needed to be a truly beautiful piece of theatre.
C nova, 2-18 Aug, 8.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Rachel Aroesti]