‘Solve’ has the sort of premise that can cripple a show – state enforced Russian roulette to reduce overpopulation – but thanks to the subtlety of the script and the consummate skill of the cast it turns into an hour of brilliant, tense and involving theatre. Focusing on the reactions of those called to “solve”, this play is in turns warm, affecting and terrifyingly threatening. The cast are outstanding, from the horribly believable sex offender to the terrified just turned 16 year old, although particular mention goes to the decent but haunted Edward, who is the lynchpin of the show, drawing the audience in to the world of “solving”. Emotional, gut punch theatre of the highest order, ‘Solve’ is a must see.
theSpace On The Mile, 20-25 Aug, 7.05pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Andrew Bell]