The stage would be bare but for one man, a candle and a xylophone. The lights never dim during this lecture-style performance in which a smith offers up some small thoughts on the big questions of a generation.
He speaks of where he is and where he’s come from. He thinks about what is happening in our world, and what might happen in the future. He takes us on an unassuming journey of discovery.
Dead fish and making money, a world without oil, the future of the travel industry: one could be forgiven for questioning why this discussion has been called a play. Couldn’t a smith have made a documentary or simply invited us for pints?
In truth, we don’t really enjoy listening to other people for too long. We like our news in short sharp bursts of information and take little time to pause, to reflect on the beauty of a moment, to play ten single notes on an underrated musical instrument.
This show forces us to slow down and take forty-five minutes to look at ourselves; an engaging, thoughtful and somewhat surprising performance.