On a cold Wednesday evening it was pleasantly surprising to find MacArts in Galashiels nearly full for the touring production of STUFF by Sylvia Dow. The play began with two actors sitting opposite each other on a darkened stage with a stack of boxes at the back, the crash of thunder over the speakers, and what appeared to be an over acted rummaging amongst the boxes. It had a hint of the am-dram about it, but this was soon dispelled and is perhaps the only criticism of what was a quietly understated production in terms of both writing and set design; the apparent simplicity of each beguiling.Read More
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