Reviews for Thrown

‘Facing up to the ephemeral nature of the images we all carry in our minds can be a deeply unsettling experience, but it’s one that Jodi Gray leads us into delicately in Thrown, and we were grateful to spend some time in the pensive state that we found ourselves in after watching this thoughtful and subtly affecting play.’ Bechdel Theatre

‘Jodi Gray’s writing is brought to life through Jill Rutland and Frank, the binaural microphone shaped as a head. The two work together to create an image of the doctor Constance Ellis, and whilst they may continue to grapple with her identity, what the audience experience is clarity, and the raw human warmth of experience in this episodic masterpiece of storytelling… The effect was a trance-like state of euphoria…This hypnotic and intimate experience of storytelling was truly compelling and I left wanting to hear more. It was an experience like no other and a complete must-see production at the Fringe.’ EdFringeReview ★★★★★

‘…the dream-like and surreal quality of this evocative creation… This piece revels in its fragmented and disjointed nature… I loved this show. The hour-long piece felt like minutes and I was totally absorbed by the trance-making effects of the multilayered performance… This is a Must See Show, the company have taken great risks and they have paid off.’ Fringe Review

‘The narrative focuses on the experience of Dr Constance Ellis, yet we are only ever given fragments of the story: pieces of the puzzle to assemble ourselves… The language is humorous at times, but it’s mostly filled with intensity, fusing storytelling with the poetic. This show is inevitably a Fringe highlight and I highly recommend it.’ The Norwich Radical

'Put on your headphones and plunge into the hidden creases and distant corners of the brain – a place where fragmented memories and forgotten voices float quietly through the dark and into the bright white light. This is what Jodi Gray and Living Record Productions’ thoughtful, at times unsettling, and extremely distinctive piece of sci-fi theatre asks of its audience and, with the help of an open mind, it’s a highly immersive experience… Gray’s elusive dialogue merges with Chris Drohan’s evocative soundscape until it’s unclear what is happening when and where.' The Scotsman ★★★★

‘“You”s and “I”s become so blurred that Thrown feels nearer to sci-fi for a moment, as if the show is set in a fictitious future in which chronology is malleable… but isn’t that just how memory works?’ The Skinny ★★★