Sunday 5 August 2012 | By Ciara Knowles
ED2012 Theatre Review: Misanthropy (New Celts Productions with No Idling Theatre)
Misanthropy – the distrust of humankind. However, on watching this show, an audience can’t help but trusting, indeed, feeling involved in, the lives of the engaging characters as the mess of confusion and doubt unravels. Snappier dialogue would benefit the accomplished and professional cast by providing the edge that was sometimes lacking. However, the respect with which the serious subject matter is consistently addressed reflects a maturity in the script and its appropriately inconclusive ending increases the subtle digs at the audience’s growing unsettledness. In its conclusion, you realise the trust you once placed in your own identity is delivered into the cast’s hands, leaving you unnerved but entranced.
C eca, 1-27 Aug (odd days only, not 13), 4.50pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Ciara Knowles]