REVIEW: Lost in Love | Flow Stage Productions

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Aug 6-30 | On Demand | Fringe Player | Get Tickets

Follow Emily through her emotional turmoil as she struggles with losing her boyfriend and her best friend. With questionable coping mechanisms and seemingly sketchy avoidance strategies will Emily confront her demons? And will we learn what really went on?

Filmed in a studio theatre this one-woman show utilised the technical aspects of theatre well, separating settings with lighting and sound. This showed great ingenuity of design which was only enhanced in the editing for online viewing.

A little confused at times and an undeveloped story which comes to its climax in the last five minutes with limited explanation throughout of the protagonist. Emily comes across a little superficial, but with some reworking of the script and more details of her story drip-fed throughout the audience would have a mystery to solve and the impact of the ultimate twist would be far greater.

A stunning performance from Rachel Pryde and a great script from Nathan Keane and Megan Bowie. With a little more work I think this could be an incredibly impactful piece of theatre.

The Arts Business Top Tips:

  • There are so many perks to doing a show with one member of cast. Here Rachel Pryde carries the show with such passion and skill it is impossible not to remain engaged. If you’re a small scale company or you’re just starting out having just one performer can be a cheap and effective way to get your work out there.
  • SPOILER ALERT: By taking a theme like abusive relationships this piece could immediately do a lot of good in the world. Consider working with charities, researching grants, touring into schools or unis or even community centres to get shows like this off the ground. There is an abundance of potential opportunities out there for a moving monologue like this one.