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ED2012 Theatre Review: The Fastest Train To Anywhere (The Flanagan Collective #LittleFest at C nova)

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‘The Fastest Train To Anywhere’ sounds exciting: a one man show about a strange journey on a train like no other, it stops for cigarette breaks, amongst other bizarre occurrences. The basis for the story – a man bored of his humdrum life getting on a train unsure of where he is going – is an interesting premise but, sadly, it doesn’t quite work here. The writing has moments of brilliance but suffers from the presence of too much cliche, and at times is really quite dull. Luke James’ performance is admirable – he takes on a large number of roles and fulfills them with urgency – but due to the dry script, the jokes fall flat. Trains take us places, but ‘The Fastest Train To Anywhere’ left me on the platform.

C nova, 2-12 Aug, 3.00pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Alexandra Wilks]

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