Theatre Review: Leave a Message @ Vault Festival
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On a normal evening at a normal party two people met, actor Ed Coleman and writer James Mitchell. The two young men got to talking, and Ed told the stranger about the recent loss of his father and, as creatives do when they meet in high spirits, they decided to create something of this story. What differentiates this party conversation from many others is the fact that they actually made it happen.
Image courtesy of Chloé Nelkin ConsultingDirected by Jessica Roe, this is a story about loss and the complex relationship between a man and his alcoholic father. It is a story about friendship, letting go, and what you can find on an answering machine. Sarah Mercade has created a set resembling a neglected apartment, with an old purple couch, letters everywhere, bottles and cans all over the floor. It clearly giving you an idea of the person who lived there’s lack of ability to take care of his surroundings, and himself.
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