Demarco European Art Foundation, Edinburgh
August, 1993

Bosnia's Moon Theatre company tells a simple tale: man and woman meet, marry, hit the rocks and part. The style is simple, too, with the gentle directness of Eric Sykes's best silent films. A cartoon-like set is littered with the baggage the characters have brought with them, both metaphorically and literally they eat off a suitcase, live out of one and even their children arrive ready packed. The audience, having been drawn into this cartoon world, are then carried through a vortex of increasing darkness as love breaks violently down, to an elegiac ending.

Written for The Independent.

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