Review: The Love Project, Every Day theatre company, Pulse Festival, Wolsey Studio, Ipswich, May 29

Every Day presents THE LOVE PROJECT, a verbatim play about the subject of love.

Every Day presents THE LOVE PROJECT, a verbatim play about the subject of love. - Credit: Archant

Four actors portray more than a dozen characters in a play apparently scripted from interviews with real people.

The actors worked with recordings to take on the words and style of delivery of the interviewees.

They sit on stage in front of an array of sitting room photographs as the audience filters in. The house lights go down and they tell their “verbatim” stories.

The result is light entertainment but, for such a subject as love, hardly very touching. Most portrayals were played for their comedy and, in some cases, it was difficult to differentiate between characters as they moved slickly in and out of the narrative.

I was left vainly looking for something which would transport the show from a talented presentation of acting skills to a more penetrating and thought-provoking experience.


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The problem is not with the idea or the skills of the actors but with the script itself.

David Green

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