Sunday, 7 September 2008

REVIEW: Cagelings

Gotcha Productions In Association With Off The Wall Theatre

This is compelling new writing from Off The Wall Theatre company, which works with disadvantaged youths. When three boys break out of a care home and play truth or dare on 'sui-slide' cliff edge, it's just a matter of time before one goes too far, as all three realise that freedom means staring out into oblivion. Aching and bitter, the script conveys their adolescent frustration which spills over into intimidation and violence. Hardened Ollie has been out for a while and tasted life, but eager Dazzer is still waiting to break free. Their hostage, posh-boy Stevens, has problems of his own. After a slightly stilted start, the intensity of this piece took over and delivered a bleak vision of adulthood after institutionalisation.

Venue 13, 1 - 9 Aug, 5.30pm (6.30pm), £8.00 (£5.00) , fpp 190
tw rating: 3/5

published: Aug-2008 for Three Weeks newspaper at the Edinburgh Festival

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