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Review: Ti.Me @ Sherman Cymru

Posted by Weeping Tudor from Cardiff - Published on 14/09/2015 at 18:00
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Cwmni Pluen Company - Ti.Me
Sherman Cymru, Cardiff
Wednesday 9th September 2015

Like with schools, September is usually the time when all things theatre come out of recuperation.

Blud set things off well and this new company added to this success, with a bold new show about love and the loss of it. As the first company in residence at Sherman Cymru (what on earth took so long?), they are quickly developing a precise and physical perspective in their work for theatre.

Heledd Gwynn and Alan Humphreys are our couple in question (no names). Both performers seem happy-to-do about pretty much anything and all in good favour and comprehension. Ably handled by director Gethin Evans, they wrestle through the confines of their relationship in weird and wonderful ways. He needs to be taught how to dance, whilst she speaks to him a lot in Welsh, when he clearly doesn't understand. They show off their flirtations, go to the opera, finding they did not "get it", (I scoffed at this point) and make the hurtling discovery that they may not be right for each other.

Her shouts of "coward!" to him are a statement about commitment and the cop out of ending a relationship. His unfaithfulness (perhaps her being disloyal would break some stereotypes) is tantamount to the completion of their coupling. In one lewd scene of make up sex, both gyrate on the floor away from each other, loudly moaning in the process.

With almost unbearable moments of harsh physicality, Elgan Rhys' honest and open script and the blissful, electronic score by Chris Young, all form a piece of power, but also of great loss.

Witty, insightful and near unbearable.

Rating: 4 stars

Ti.Me is at Galeri Caernarfon on Friday 18th September 2015

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