Flights, Omnibus Theatre - ★★★★★ - Until February 29, 2020


Terrific, realistic, performances make John O'Donovan's Flights a truly memorable evening. Three 34 year-old men meet to recall their friend who died seventeen years previously. The dialogue perfectly depicts masculine camaraderie with all its tenderness along with the disagreements fueled by copious amounts of lager and drugs. The three guys interact superbly with moments of dead-pan humour which gain immensely from the comic timing so often associated with the Irish. Interspersed throughout the evening each actor has a substantial monologue which gives insight into what really happened all those years ago. It is unusual today to see a new play relying on men opening up their innermost thoughts and feelings so vividly. Perhaps, there are one or two strands of the play which leave us a bit up in the air, but Thomas Martin's excellent production doesn't put a foot wrong as he ensures that every nuance in the script comes across. It would be invidious to single out any one of the excellent actors as Colin Campbell, Rhys Dunlop and Conor Madden act their hearts out and are entirely believable. Flights is based on the premise that life is composed of mis-remembered memories. This play truly deserves to be seen and remembered.

Reviewed by D.S.J.
Photo by Ste Murray.

 Our Score:  ☆☆☆☆☆ 

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WHEN, WHERE, GETTING THERE:
Until February 29, 2020
Tue - Sat: 7:30 pm & Sun: 4 pm
Sat (Feb 29): 2:30 pm
Omnibus Theatre
Nearest tube: Clapham Common
https://www.omnibus-clapham.org/flights/

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