The Events**** (Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, 15 August 2013)

Posted: August 16, 2013 in Theatre

Performed by two actors and an amateur choir which changes for different performances, David Greig’s play with choral music is a study of the aftermath of a mass killing in a church community centre. Neve McIntosh plays Claire, a lesbian vicar who is taking a choir practice at the time of the atrocity. Rudi Dharmalingham plays the killer and several other characters who Claire meets as she tries to make sense of what has happened and begin the healing process. The play includes vivid insights into the minds of those who are alienated from mainstream society, whilst never resorting to simplistic explanations. The unusual format heightens the overall impact, with the result that this is a gripping and deeply moving experience.

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