When a boat trip goes horribly wrong, Helen and her girlfriend Robyn find themselves stranded on an island in the middle of the sea. As the night draws in, it becomes clear that the island is not as it first appears. And neither are Helen and Robyn.
Meet Me At Dawn comes to London for the first time in a new production by Murat Daltaban, whose staging of Zinnie Harris’ Rhinoceros (after Ionesco) at the Edinburgh Lyceum won widespread acclaim in 2017.
Zinnie Harris’ plays include How To Hold Your Breath (Royal Court), Further than the Furthest Thing (National Theatre / Tron Theatre) and This Restless House (National Theatre of Scotland / Edinburgh International Festival / Citizens Theatre).
Whilst Meet Me At Dawn could do with a stronger sense of unity, it is well worth descending to the Arcola to see this show
A surreal meditation on grief
Study of grief deals with big themes, but feels slight
It can afford to take more of a risk with its angle on the story, and the reflections those risks could lead to