The sound, lighting, costume and set are mesmerising. Every sensation from the story is displayed so fully by the design elements that we are always sure of the emotional content. We are guided by immersive music, and enchanted by the lights and the spirits that they spill onto the stage.
Missy, performed by Catherine Wait, is our guide and solo-performer. As she moves throughout the space, we are entranced. Coffee is both the physical and metaphorical support mechanism for her acrobatics, and it is essential to this journey. She twists, turns, and flips in full circus-style while projecting truthful, honest emotions. Her movements are romantic, sensual, and based in a realism that we can identify with.
There are few words spoken during the performance, but every action Wait makes speaks volumes. Hey journey’s narrative is artistic and impressive, and emotion pours in sugary caramel tones throughout. Wait’s talent and ability are unquestionably intrinsic to the work, and I leave BATS Theatre inspired and ready for more. I feel as if this show has left a coffee stain on my soul as I return to reality and my own creations.
Love, Loss and Lattes is being performed at BATS Theatre until the 13th Feb. To book tickets or find out more, head to:
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