Vanishing Point, Lost Ones

Review in Issue 17-4 | Winter 2005

In Lost Ones, Glasgow based Vanishing Point create their own theatrical world, in which the audience feels that almost anything can happen. The story is a surreal piece about the aftermath of a tragic school trip to a mountain, in which only one child returns. Using a variety of means and techniques including live music, surreal physicality, and excellent set and lighting, the company manage to make the familiar unfamiliar and the unfamiliar familiar. For example, the strange creatures which appear from the protagonist’s body to reclaim what is theirs before disappearing into the skirting board is simply and beautifully done. In the context it is totally believable.

Throughout there is a delightful element of dark and twisted humour skilfully woven into the story, and the clever marrying of stylised production, bold physicality and surreal invention makes for an innovative and affecting show.

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  1. Aug 2005

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