Another festival complete, Stomping Ground at The Albany having given opportunity to nine emerging directors as part of the StoneCrabs Theatre Young Directors Training Programme.
Also published on A Younger Theatre
Kate Tempest’s spoken word script flows like water out of the mouths of the actors, gently cascading between the three as they recite different parts of her poetry during the transition scenes. Face-on with the audience, they observe, dissect and analyse the difficulties of today’s 20-something professional, living in London with little money and a general feeling of discontent and dissatisfaction – #firstworldproblems. Beth Kapila treats the individuals as a unit, requires them to be so in sync with each other that moving the text between them is as effortless as a flowing river, the babbling of the language as it echoes through the audience. This is a performance with concept, execution and style pouring forth from all.