Edinburgh Review: The Shape Of Things

This is a simply staged and stunningly acted production of Neil LaBute’s superbly written play that is funny, honest, provocative, and achingly sad. Revolving around the tangled love lives of four American students in a claustrophobic campus town, the script examines the boundaries of art, the constant acts of manipulation and betrayal involved in friendship and in love, and the redemptive significance that a single true moment can have. If you think it sounds a bit worthy, don’t be put off – its also extremely funny and effortlessly watchable, mostly due to a cast who give committed and convincing performances that never strike a false note. Easy to watch, but difficult to forget. Go and see this play.

5/5

This review was originally published here.

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