Flight by Vox Motus at The Churchill Theatre: Edinburgh Festival Review


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This is a truly unique theatrical experience.  For a start there are no actors.

Essentially it is a moving diorama of tiny little figures that light up in small ‘stages’ over the course of 45 minutes and accompanied by a high quality recording of the story of the flight of two brothers from Afghanistan to the ‘Promised Land’ that is England and their scrapes and scraps along the way.

It has received huge praise and from a technical point of view I would certainly echo that.

It’s a vivid, unique and highly immersive experience.

My only criticism is that the story itself lacked real emotional grit.  It’s a familiar story now, over familiar almost, that added nothing to the body of written and film work out there.

But technically an absolute triumph.  For that reason I was pleased to see it.

3***

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