Theatre Ad Infinitum have been a Fringe favourite for years; creating thought provoking and beautiful shows to touch both your heart and your mind.
A mesmerising show by one of the most innovative theatre companies around.
As there are no words, every single movement and moment counts and each one is perfectly placed and timed. There is nothing extraneous or unnecessary. The performers move from moment to moment with the use of breath and some incredible mask work. It can be hard to find the words when talking about grief or loss and Translunar Paradise reminds us of that. They say that around seventy percent of communication is understood by just body language, and it is easy to see how in this show. Every single part of the non-verbal communication is understood.
But it is not all doom and gloom, there are plenty of moments of joy within their story. Mann uses comedy to bring some light relief and fully round his characters. William and Rose are three dimensional and you completely believe the transition from old to young that happens within a matter of seconds.
Although the show is the same as the one performed here in 2011, something seems to be missing. It is still a wonderful show but it seems to have lost the spark it had six years ago, which is a shame. That being said, it is still a mesmerising show by one of the most innovative theatre companies around.