Review – Memory Cells, Pleasance Dome

Memory Cells
There were 39 people at this afternoon’s performance of Memory Cells and there should have been a lot more.

Told in reverse chronological order, this is a harrowing and, at times truly awful, examination of abduction and responsibility. As we start and they end, Cora is Barry’s wife and lover, but this is soon revealed to be a carefully constructed facade masking a history of coercion, force and power plays.

This is a powerful, intelligent and horrific script from Louise Welsh, performed with muted but appropriate aplomb by Hannah Eidinow’s cast.

Pared down but beautifully produced, this is a must see.

5 stars