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You must Be the One to Bury Me

Babel Theatre

HOME, 19 January 2016

You must Be the One to Bury Me

At first you think this play is going to be an amiable romance; but it contained more than a drop of poison, if not outright terror.

What I find intriguing about Babel’s approach to theatre is that they are clearly interested in telling stories about the contemporary world. They’re of Now, bang up to date. Yet they’re equally committed to the physical roots of theatre: gesture, action and dance. The upshot is that what happens onstage is a curious hybrid of the ultra modern and the primitive: cyberspace and shadow-play, the Anthropocene and the Upper Paleolithic. It is as though the computer and the cave were coeval. (As they perhaps now are: isn’t going to the theatre like entering a cave?)

Apart from one brief moment – phone calls ending with the word ‘Ciao!’ belong in Sophia Loren films from the sixties and nowhere else– this was wonderful.

For details of future performances of You must Be the One to Bury Me at HOME, click here.

Other plays in the PUSH festival can be viewed here.

For more information about Babel Theatre click here.