Earthquakes In London passes through three different time scales (the past, the present and the future) to explore the effect that human beings have on the environment. The main focus point under the umbrella of ‘pollution’ is that of airplanes and their effect on the financial and economic climates in Britain and throughout the world.
We follow the lives of three sisters and their estranged father who all have had different successes in life. We see each of their stories and how they have connected with each other and as individuals.
The cast are all simply brilliant and play their characters to perfection. Director Adam Bo Boland manages to show us life, death, joy, regret, greed, complacency and so much more. The textures of this piece go beyond words.
The storyline is heart wrenching and thought provoking but becomes too complicated to follow. At times I found myself lost or trying to catch up with what was going on. I also found the futuristic scenes quite far fetched and there were some incredibly random moments (the swimming scene) but then again I thoroughly enjoy randomness.
I usually point out one or two performers who I thought stood out but this company worked like one solid unit and I couldn’t fault anyone. I will say that Colin (Jerry Marwood) was my favourite charater to watch.
If you get a chance to see this exciting and relevant piece of theatre then do. You will walk away with having had a brilliant night out and learning a thing or two.
Reviewed by Jamie Chapman Dixon
Earthquakes in London plays at the Catford Broadway Studio until 25 May 2014