The Harbour

Laura Hughes takes a look at Limbik Theatre Company Staff

Written by Staff Published on 31.05.2010 09:27:47 (updated on 31.05.2010) Reading time: 1 minute

The Harbour´s strength lies in its thematic simplicity. It tells the tale of a lonely fisherman bringing a woman home from the sea to his overbearing mother, and the network of desires that grow from here.  It presents themes of a struggle for identity under the alliances of well-defined and expected loyalties in familial relationships.

Moments of clumsy dialogue are relieved by the cello accompaniment, with the physical comedy far upstaging any potential dialogic comedy. The interplay between the bridging, building and rebuilding of believable but unlikely relationships is admirably balanced throughout the show, not relying on any one means of delivery.

A convincing medley of elements, not least its visual innovation, allows the show to comfortably explore a fresh and endearing take on recognizable themes. The only moments of dissatisfaction in this children´s story for adults come from its slow pacing, which could prove suffocating for many.

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