Just to prove I don't spend all my time at the National Theatre, this Friday and Saturday I was at the Young Vic watching "I Am The Wind".
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The production was outstanding. It only has a week to run so go and see it now! Like In A Forest, Dark and Deep, this is theatre stripped to the bone, which is the way I like it. Two actors, about an hour and a quarter with no interval, a simple and yet highly effective set (brilliant in fact), outstanding and heart-stopping acting - I just loved this!
So what is it about? Cut and pasted from the Young Vic website:
The wind gathers, rising up suddenly. Two men on a fragile boat, a trip to sea - a few drinks, a bite to eat - when one of them decides to push on to the open ocean. Suddenly there they are: among the distant islands, the threatening fog and gathering swell of the sea, bound together on an odyssey into the unknown.
Short extract from the playtext:
I've gone now
I left with the wind
I've gone (short pause)
I'm not here anymore (breaks off)
You're not here
No I'm not here (short pause)
Follow the link for more details:http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/i-am-the-wind
Read the Guardian review here:http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2011/may/11/i-am-the-wind-theatre-review