Practice Memory and Song has a strong focus, clear ideas and a fresh youthful energy. Bath University Student Theatre (BUST) present this highly original piece of work that explores the nature of writing, what influences the author and the struggle to find a solid muse.
Ben Atkinson plays a frustrated author in search of his next success but lurking in the depths of his subconscious are three annoying but helpful muses. The show tackles the difficulty in writing characters, especially women when the author is caught up with his own raging libido. The ultimate question I suppose is can one still create originality?
The three muses, Practice, Memory and Song are interesting concepts theatrically, never leaving his side they shape the authors existence creating a meaningful narrative. It would be interesting to see how the company can develop these ideas in the future. Essentially being a piece about loneliness it felt constantly busy and as an audience one might have benefited from a moment of reflection or stillness.
Practice Memory and Song is an exciting and well put together piece of work. There is some future talent to watch out for here and their fresh and challenging theatre making puts (BUST) in an exciting position, watch this space! Well done to whoever sent them up here. I am excited to see what happens next.
Practice, Memory and Song is at The Space @ Surgeons Hall for the duration of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012 for more information or to book tickets please click here