By David Greig. Presented by MTC Education. Southbank Theatre, The Lawler. (Vic) 2 - 16 May, 2014, then touring regionally 19 to 31 May.
The stage is bare, but for four benches. The slats of one bench curve up like horns – or branches. In the course of the show these benches will be, in the audience’s imagination, simply benches, but also beds, the side of a snow-covered mountain, a forest, a deer, a window into a mansion and the edge of a lake at dawn. There are no props and yet, in the course of the story, there are knives, guns, cooking utensils, varieties of food and drink, and old vinyl record turntables – all mimed with perfect clarity by the cast. So powerful are these creatio