Edinburgh Fringe 2015.
Still one of my favourite shows as you can tell because I used one of my precious few slots in Edinburgh to see it again (last seen Nov 2014, see link below) and it still is a 5* show - I'm glad Gecko wtill have this one up and running thus giving me a chance to see it again and take a colleague.
Told throiugh movement, mime and muttering, this is the story of the collapse of men under varing pressures; job stress, rejection, death of a father and physical pain and how their journeys lead them down an inevitable path, despite the assistance of friends and colleagues, to institutions who can contain better than they can cure.
Sound like a lot to take in? The beauty of the show, to me, is that you can watch it for the sheer delight of the movement and skill of presentation or you can pull the story threads out and let them weave around you. Of the three of us who watched this time, all derived slightly different versions of the story, all placed emphasis on the bits paths or obstacles that had affected them, or their loved ones. And so it is, not a series of definitive stories but a loose collection of overlaping journies from which we can make our own story.
And it is fabulous