The scene opens to Flynch, the title role of the piece, being dumped unceremoniously by his girlfriend over a phone message. He then promptly retreats to a seaside hotel to recover.
Other than the main actor, the performers play multiple parts and interact with Flynch in various ways- manipulating the furniture and scenery in order to portray the slow passage of time around him and his gradual breakdown.
The show is a competently delivered physical theatre piece and the performers themselves are all good, but their belief in the show is not entirely there. It also lacks the necessary organic flow between scene transitions at some points. There are some nice touches: the progressively drunk singles bar is particularly amusing, as are the underwater swimming scenarios, but the show itself smacks strongly of a newly graduated student piece using typical aspects of devising in order to deliver the work. As an emerging company it is a good effort but is a little disappointing considering they have all trained at the much lauded Lecoq school in Paris.
The performers are talented and, given time, they will carve out a more specific niche for the tone and direction of their work as a company; at present it appears to all intents and purposes as if they are checking off boxes in a list of performance techniques to use within predictable physical theatre territory.
Catriona Ruth Paterson