Edinburgh Review: Djupid (The Deep)

The ocean is the enemy in this one man show; a monologue recounted by a shipwrecked Scots fisherman fighting for survival in a storm tossed sea. The language is visceral, lyrical, and rich in dialect, evoking the manly stink of the 300 tonne fishing trawler and its crew, the surging terror of the shipwreck, and the loneliness of a man lost at sea. Liam Brennan gives a powerful and sympathetic performance as the ordinary man left to look back on his life, contemplate his death and wish for a future that’s lost to him. You find yourself desperate for him to find some kind of solace before the end; pithy and poignant, though you may be left wanting more.

3/5

This review was originally published here.

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