‘Macho-masculinity and fearful vulnerability’ – Isaac Came Home from the Mountain – Theatre 503

Bad decisions – we’ve all made them. Often the worst of them come when we are angry, or sad, when we act with pure emotion and not a thought for the consequences. Never is this more true than when we are young, before life experience teaches us the skills to emotionally diffuse. Phil Ormrod’s new play Isaac Came Home from the Mountain hinges on making decisions in the heat of the moment, how we can so easily take the wrong direction and not realise until it’s too late.

Bobby is a boy without a clear direction in life, but with a fuse of beatings, frustrations and let-downs running through him, just waiting to be lit…

 

This review was originally published as a guest review on Theatre Weekly, you can read the review in full here…

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Image credit: Helen Murray

 

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