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Review: The Isle of Brimsker at The Garage

PUBLISHED: 21:46 16 May 2018 | UPDATED: 21:46 16 May 2018

Frozen Light will be performing The Isle of Brimsker at The Garage as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.
Photo: JMA Photography

Frozen Light will be performing The Isle of Brimsker at The Garage as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. Photo: JMA Photography

JMA Photography

This is a most unusual show for people with profound and multiple learning difficulties by theatre company Frozen Light.

NNF18 - The Isle of Brimsker. Photo: Courtesy of Norfolk and Norwich FestivalNNF18 - The Isle of Brimsker. Photo: Courtesy of Norfolk and Norwich Festival

The company was set up by Amber Onat Gregory and Lucy Garland in 2012. The pair engage all the senses as they forge new pathways to the minds and hearts of their chosen audience.

Their new tale - performed at The Garage in Norwich - is about a lighthouse keeper who lives alone on an island. When a stranger arrives, her life changes.

Each person in the audience of six is cocooned in a semi-circle of what looks like jelly fish tendrils. Scenes are interspersed with sensory encounters. The eye of a storm sees ice grated on the back of our hands; the path to safety is a length of firm rope in our hands. Al Watts’ music on guitar and piano is as atmospheric as it is hypnotic.

Eve Stebbing

Frozen Light will be performing The Isle of Brimsker at The Garage as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.
Photo: JMA PhotographyFrozen Light will be performing The Isle of Brimsker at The Garage as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. Photo: JMA Photography

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