Review: The End (Summerhall)
Updated: Sep 16, 2019
In the grand Bruford Anatomy Theatre of Summerhall Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas aim to raise the question - what happens when we get to The End?
We are encapsulated by the two narratives laid out before us depicting doomsday - an imagined future of the pairs lifes projected onto the wall behind them from a laptop and the other a dance, Bert and Nasi joyously hopping and skipping around the stage making a beeline into oblivion, making the most of the time they have left together.
The show stands separate from their trilogy Eurohouse, Palmrya & One but still plays on the wonderful tension between the two. Their love for one another here is clear; their dances turning into scuffles as if watching two brothers fight over the better playstation controller. A simple hug turning into a headlock and soft slaps turn harder and harder as they roll around the floor in a childish brilliance.
The projected stories go far beyond Bert and Nasi’s life with a host of imagined endings that ultimately finish with the earth’s destruction.
Joyous, absorbing and witty, The End is a heart-warming story of friendship and who we choose to waste our numbered days with, the world carries on long after we’ve been given a chance to make our mark. The End made me sad, it made me laugh and then it made me hug my best mate a little closer.
The End is on at Summerhall at 11:30, until the 26th August. Tickets available here - https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on#q=%22The%20End%22