Review: The Trench, Theatre Royal
This clever, thought provoking production, follows one man’s mental and physical struggle in the trenches of World War One.
As the battle rages above him, Bert, a life-long miner, hollows out the confined tunnels under no-man’s land.
In the telling of Bert’s tale the cast of four employ poetry, prose, puppetry and the simple set, all accompanied by carefully written lyrics and music performed by Alexander Wolfe.
Tales of the horrors experienced by soldiers during World War One have been often retold.
But the cast’s exploration of the mind-set of a man, trapped in a warren of collapsed tunnels unsure what lurks around the next corner and haunted by otherworldly puppets who set near impossible challenges on the promise of survival, is portrayed in an entirely original way that is utterly captivating.
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