Camden Fringe: Truth After Murder, Etcetera Theatre - ★★★☆☆ - Until August 25, 2019


Without either a classical education or a knowledge of Strauss' "Elektra" what would one make of this sixty minute play? Although the first fifteen minutes seemed to invoke the worst excesses of fringe theatre, a little gem emerged which was quite enthralling and the last fifteen minutes were riveting! Orestes Carter is giving a promotional lecture on his new book about the life of Electra who has been incarcerated for fifteen years after the horror of her father's murder. The charismatic Riccardo Carollo jumps back and forth as both author/psychiatrist and protagonist. He successfully manages to delineate his different characters despite the lightning quick changes. Mariana Elicetche portrays a woman forced into a life of suffering in a mental health institution with frightening vigour. The effective lighting of author Arif Alfaraz's production enhances the underlying horror. However, we did feel that much of the action would gain by being a little further upstage. Overall, this is an interesting and well performed piece of disturbing theatre.

Reviewed by D.S.J.

 Our Score:  ☆☆☆★★ 

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WHEN, WHERE, GETTING THERE:
Until August 25 at 2:30 pm
Etcetera Theatre
Nearest tube: Camden Town

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