Pleasance And Plasticine Men

Based on a true story, ‘Keepers’ delves into the lives of two men tending to a lighthouse on the Welsh coast some 200 years ago. Using little more than a ladder and trap door for a set, this production showcases physical theatre at its best, as the actors convey their surroundings through mime and sound. Beautifully crafted, and with original music, this is a despondent tale of loneliness and the descent into insanity, where the relationship between the two men is one that is both touching and amusing. It’s a remarkable feat that the inner workings of the lighthouse are made visible to the audience, as an imaginary set is crafted out of nothing, and the viewer is transported to the world of the two Thomases.

Pleasance Courtyard, 4 – 30 Aug (not 11, 18), 4.00pm, £5.00 – £11.00, fpp 264

tw rating: 4/5

published: Aug-2010

[Alistair  Quaile]

Taken from Three Weeks

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