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ED2012 Theatre Review: This Way Up (Antler with Matroska)

ED2012 4/5 Reviews ED2012 Theatre Reviews

With a set made entirely of cardboard boxes ingeniously arranged to create different spaces, ‘This Way Up’ is a real treat, mixing humour, live music and a fresh script as the play charts the end of Alex’s university life and her realisation that she must get a job. Mostly based in a call centre, the script is sharp and the laughs are plentiful, and though at times, the live music is a little too sickly sweet, this is balanced by the excellent comic timing of the actors, in particular Nasi Voutsas (Mark) and Jessica Stone (Suzanne). I was enchanted by ‘This Way Up’ and completely taken into Alex’s life, as I watched her find her place in the world. In one word: Delightful.

C, 1-27 Aug (not 14), 2.40pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Alexandra Wilks]

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