Power Play: The Empty Chair5
Power Play Theatre and Polly Creed
By Edfringe18 - 21st Aug 2018
This is a site-specific piece played in a small flat and dealing with the #metoo campaign in Hollywood. The audience sit in the dining room on sofas and the piece is played around the table - the naturalism of the acting is such that you get a real feeling of awkwardness, that feeling that you have stumbled across someone's private conversation but can't escape. Beautifully naturalistic in delivery the revelations themselves perhaps lacked power if only because so much has been heard of the Weinstock scandals. They are brought back into painfully sharp focus though when you hear that the tales and words are those taken from students in London - these are seriously live issus and are presented with great skill.