Jun 23, 2007

Floating at the Barbican

If you have the chance do go and see Floating at the Barbican - my review of the show is over here if you need some more persuading.
As I watched the audience reluctantly leaving the auditorium after Floating , they were, almost without exception, grinning widely from ear to ear. They glowed with delight as they clutched the badges the actors had handed them; they examined each other’s hands to see the stamp they had all been given of the island of Anglesey in North Wales. I have very rarely seen an audience so unwilling to leave a theatre. Within those four walls they had found themselves captivated, transported, by an utterly compelling performer.
See - you get a free badge at the end. What more could you want from a show?

1 comment:

Statler said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one. I had it in mind for our Edinburgh Festival visits when I was writing up our reviewing plans last week, but with it having a short run at the Fringe this year I couldn't make the dates work. But I think you've convinced me to take another look at it, and I'll try and catch it as a double bill with Hughes new show - "Story of a Rabbit". It's an excuse to make another day trip to Edinburgh and it could also work out nicely and let me see "Tiny Dynamite" which I thought I was going to miss.

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