Paul T Davies reviews We Were Promised Honey at Roundabout Summerhall at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
We Were Promised Honey
Roundabout at Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival
I’ll cut to the chase. This is something really special. Storytelling of the finest, with a warm, welcoming narrator and the audience sharing the story telling in a collaborative, non threatening way! Sam Ward performs his script, improvising effortlessly with the audience, atmospheric lighting and sound moving us forward in real-time .
The meta theatre is extraordinary, he makes reference to the time of day, the outside world how we may feel in the final minutes of the show. We are told there won’t be a happy ending. It’s the story of the future, our future, a baby born in a lighthouse, a dying spaceship on the edge of a black hole, and Richard Russell, who, on August 10th 2018, stole an empty plane from Seattle- Tacoma International airport and flew it for an hour and fifteen minutes. It all sounds a bit disparate, but Ward recounts and brings the strands of his story together, letting the audience move the story on.
YesYesNoNo have produced another work of theatrical magic, and this early start will set your day up perfectly. Not to be missed!
Aug 12-15, 17-22, 24-28