Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe, 2017
Created by Jaz Woodcock-Stewart in collaboration with Leah Brotherhead and Sophie Steer
Directed by Jaz Woodcock-Stewart
Performed by Leah Brotherhead and Sophie Steer
Initial Development by Richard Perryman and Nasi Voutsas
Produced by Claire Gaydon with support from Hannah Smith
Photographs by Meurig Marshall
Developed at Battersea Arts Centre
Kindly Supported by The Bush Theatre and New Diorama Theatre
Antler’s two-hander is a clever piece of contemporary theatre…Lands asks whether we can ever really understand each other or relate to other people’s tragedies. Smart stuff.
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian Recommended Shows 2017
A late and very welcome addition to the programme is LANDS by Antler Theatre, a sparse, desolate evocation of loneliness.
Exeunt recommended shows 2017, The Word of Mouth Favourites
Incisive, tender, tough and heartbreaking.
Definitely enormously recommended.
Andrew Haydon, Postcards from the Gods
Unlike anything I’ve seen at the fringe before.
Hannah Greenstreet, Exeunt
Lands is an instantly engrossing exploration of obsession, of relationships and communication, of drive and determination, and fear of failure.
Expect to be taken on a surprising rollercoaster of emotions, from belly-laughs to anguish.
**** To Do List London
Very affective and eloquent about the harm we sometimes do to ourselves and the people who care about us.
*** Natasha Tripney, The Stage
The simplicity is genius
Sheer brilliance of the writing, directing and acting
**** Broadway Baby
Difficult to tie it up in a neat conclusion.
Lands is a fantastic, quietly intelligent allegory
For many years Antler have been one of the most interesting companies producing work at the Edinburgh Fringe. Their unique style has won them critical praise and is wonderfully exemplified in Lands, which may just be their most engaging work to date.
**** Reviews Hub