GreanTea Productions make their debut at the Edinburgh Fringe with ‘Immortal’ a play by Ciaran McConville, which GreanTea have successfully staged in London previously.
‘Immortal’ tells the story of the crew of a Lancaster bomber, downed behind enemy lines. As they fight to save the life of their severely wounded engineer in a deserted schoolhouse, they role play pivotal moments in each of the characters lives.
These role plays are often funny, but also very emotional and revealing. They help to accentuate the urgency the crew faced, with The Gestapo surely on the hunt to capture them. When a young woman appears, the team must make a decision to trust who she says she is, a member of the resistance, or treat her as an enemy. This decision exposes the fears that have become heightened following the crash.
The cast, who rotate during the fringe, are incredible. Capturing the fear and pain with fervent vigour, which is etched on their faces and amplified by their movements. The injured engineer shakes uncontrollably, to portray anguish, and it is maintained throughout.
With a superb cast and beautiful staging, you cannot help but fall in love with this production. This may be GreanTea’s first visit to the fringe, but we hope it’s not their last.