Wednesday 21 August 2013 | By Sam Turner
ED2013 Theatre Review: Way Back (Of Vast Bigness)
In this incredibly touching and humorous piece, you’ll find yourself relating to the characters in ways perhaps you hadn’t expected. With just the right amount of humour to match the sombre and serious discussion of suicide, ‘Way Back’ is an incredibly acted and thoughtful piece. The dialogue is balanced excellently between fast-paced wit and tense personal reflection, the genuine nature of the acting magnifies the audience’s personal response. Though dark at times, this incredibly intelligent and honest dissection of grief, guilt, and inner turmoil encourages you to think as well as laugh. With a structure that relies heavily on the interaction between characters, the work of the cast makes this a very believable and deeply touching piece. The personae were interestingly matched, and the unexpected collusion of all three made for a cleverly meandering plot that never felt contrived; these three actors gave a tremendous performance of a humorous yet also sombre play.
Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug, 12.50pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Sam Turner]