Martha Godfrey’s disco lights glint with paradoxical joy against the darkness of Brown’s words.
Already in synch with XANA‘s glorious sound work, the lighting by MARTHA GODFREY forms another symbiotic relationship with the set. Colours and patterns project onto those hanging white shards with such precision and artistry. White noise and TV closedown static. Ominous fluid swirls appear in the windows, sometimes evoking flatlining life-signs. Everything is synched and married to Koko Brown’s brilliant words. It is hard to express how effective (and affecting) this combination of artistry is. Despite the relatively low number of seats at Ovalhouse and the cast of two this is anything but ‘small theatre’.