How far would you go to avoid death? The unfruitful lovers of the Chinese Emperor entombed with their deceased master will find out, as they must quickly adapt or die in this captivating, disturbing portrayal of Bryony Lavery’s ‘More Light’. In their Fringe debut, the cast show talent beyond their years and the seemingly flawless performance of the lead, Natasha Shah, brilliantly guides the audience through the moral and mental decline of the seven childless Empresses during their chilling battle with death. Aided by meticulous direction and useful overhead projections, Half Remembered Dreams succeeds at entertaining its audience and is unavoidably gripping from beginning to end.
C eca, 1-27 Aug, 7.15pm
tw rating 4/5 | [James Valentine]