Sunday, July 21

Tag: The Return

The Return – Streatham Space Project
London

The Return – Streatham Space Project

In this intimate devised solo performance, Natasha Stanic Mann attempts to thread together personal and historical narratives, but the execution falls short of its promising premise. Intended to explore the psychological remnants of war, the complexities of Yugoslavian identity and the poignant search for a new home free from oppressive legacies, the performance struggles to deliver a cohesive and impactful experience. Stanic Mann possesses a certain delicate charm which, while endearing, unfortunately leads to a show lacking in the necessary tension and conflict that such heavy themes demand. The piece feels more like an unresolved work in progress rather than a polished production, with its sentimentality often overshadowing the substantial issues it wishes to address. As she navigat...