At Pentabus' SEEN, I was seen...

“There’s some good bits. Some sh*t bits. But if you burn it all down...where do you stop?”  - Quote from 'Training Days', SEEN

At Pentabus' SEEN, I was seen...

A Pentabus Theatre showcase, eight short plays written by emerging young writers from the borders and the West Midlands. Performed at Ludlow Assembly Rooms Auditorium, on the 14th & 15th of June, as a part of The Ludlow Fringe Festival 2024.

Clever, carefully crafted scripts brought to life and beautifully portrayed by the actors and directors, enhanced through the creative use of lighting and sound, adding greater depth to the scenes and deliverance of the storylines, SEEN is definitely a must see production!

One of the things that stood out for me was how the actors truly embodied their roles and the fluidity with which they switched between drastically different roles. It was truly beautiful, and tragic in some contexts, the emotion and depth they brought to every single role. Seeing is believing and I truly saw and felt that night.

Another thing that stood out to me was the scriptwriting. Different lines related to different people, and the varied response from the audience was reflective of that. Some didn’t understand and others did, but there was something for everyone.Within all the scripts, I believe that the scriptwriters created a perfectly balanced mix of joy and sorrow on various topics and situations.

In my opinion, the breadth of topics that each individual play delves into and the thought-provoking points of view posed to the audience are extensive. The whole performance highlights, to me, the tragic beauty of the human experience. The many different forms of grief and love we express, or don’t, and the various ways we manipulate those around us because of it, not one life lived is the same and yet we all have hopes, dreams, mistakes and regrets. 

There are so many things I could say about the performances, I could go on, but what I will say is that when the opportunity arises, go see SEEN. You won't regret it!

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To everyone who took part in this production; the creative team, the script writers, the actors and those who enabled the delivery of the production on the stage. " Thank you and Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! ", Break a leg!

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Content Guidance: The production contains themes of grief, loss, and death; physical and mental abuse, neglect and alcohol abuse.

Age Advisory: 12+

Warnings: This production contains "Flashing Lights" which may not be suitable for photosensitive epilepsy.

Header Image Credit: Pentabus & Ludlow Fringe

1 Comments

  • Dayna Jeynes

    On 21 June 2024, 12:47 Dayna Jeynes commented:

    This sounds fantastic!

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