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March 16, 2011

Water at The Tricycle

by Val Reynolds

The Tricycle has come up with some real gems in the past, but somehow ‘Water’ misses the mark.  It has great innovative touches and uses new technology like computers, video and such.  But perhaps these detract from the content of the play which flits about in time and lost me more than once.  The content is admirable.  Like the Royal Court’s ‘Heretic’ it addresses, amongst others, the issue of global warming and also personal relationships.  But the result is somewhat bitty and a play that doesn’t carry you along with it has to be deemed somewhat of a failure.  That said, it did get some quite complimentary reviews, so maybe it’s me that missing something!  However, don’t be put off the Tricycle – whatever it shows it remains one of London’s best little theatres.

Jeannette Nelson, Theatre Critic

Jeannette is a bit of a culture vulture who enjoys art exhibitions, cinema and classical music, but her main interest is the theatre. For several years she ran theatre discussion groups for which her MA in Modern Drama together with teaching skills stood her in good stead. She prefers to concentrate on the many off West End and fringe productions as well as that real treasure of the London theatre scene, the National.

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