Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:06 PM
Watched this yesterday and enjoyed it so much! And to think that I almost didn't go to queue for tickets. It had a very simple stage design but it worked perfectly. The balloons complemented the mood of each scene but didn't take the focus away from the performances by Sally Hawkins and Rafe Spall, who were both brilliant. Hawkins was funnily-awkward and then heartbreakingly-sad while Rafe Spall was adorable and very believable as the different Rolands in each parallel universe (add eye-contact with the audiences, and I was engaged to his performance). The play began with sweet and funny moments, and slowly moved on to a heavier mood interspersed with some happy scenes- the audience was just being brought onto an emotional roller-coaster. Sad that it has to close today, but am glad that I managed to catch it before it closes.