Each of Us
Show and tell presents Ben Moor in this one man, hour long play entitled Each Of Us. A man, a past relationship and his treasure. The idea that everyone has their own individual treasure is something that I believe everyone should look into as it gives added purpose to our lives.
The set was empty apart from a long bench and a hanging digital print from artist Kerry Brewer. I couldn’t figure out what the print was ment to be but maybe that was the point.
Ben looked as if he had just walked into the theatre and onto the stage. He was wearing his normal, everyday clothes and the simplicity of the piece made it so much more engaging (as you got to paint the piece with your own imagination).
In parts I felt like a child being told a story, which was a fascinating feeling and I often found myself drifting off into my own head to picture each room and item that he was describing.
Ben Moor does a great job in keeping the audiences attention for the whole hour but I felt like something was missing. The piece dragged at times and at others it put a smile on your face.
If you are into experimental theatre, or want to get into it then this is a piece you should book a ticket for. However, if you know what you like and are not open to change then this may not be the show for you.
Reviewed by Jamie Chapman Dixon
Tristan Bates Theatre