Existentialism isn’t the easiest thing to stage and this new play from Aireborne Theatre’s Jack Harrison, inspired by Beckett and Pinter, among others, suffers from being more concept- than character-led.
Superficially it’s about two men in an unspecified space waiting for the arrival of a hot-air balloon to potentially set them free. However, it would clearly like to be about much more – if only it was more obvious what.
Snappy but staccato dialogue is well-performed by the young cast, but the fact they don’t take a bow at the end – when there’s really no reason for them not to – adds to a growing feeling of pretentiousness.
Written for The Scotsman