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Very talented performer, and powerful content. I'm going to think about it for a while! I'd watch it again.
Reviewed by Stephanie C.
12 February 2024
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Really enjoyed the show. Don't miss out, go tonight!
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11 February 2024
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Review by Lilly Heseltine | 09 February 2024

All the best shows at FRINGE WORLD Festival push you a little bit. They urge you leave yourself behind for a while and turn towards the world from a new angle. An Attempt To Lose Time leans into this and asks us also to drift away from time as we usually conceive of it: as a number in our phone clocks, as a measure of work productivity, as a strict prescription for when to sleep. What if the answer to feeling present was to ignore time entirely?


The scope of the show by solo performer Miranda Prag is hearteningly ambitious: she skilfully blends scenes from her personal life and thoughts with curious musings on the Anthropocene, climate change, and the possibly bleak/possibly liberating future of the planet.


Prag uses monologue, intricate and whacky set design, and her own voiceover to construct an hour-long piece of experimental theatre unlike anything I have seen before.


The scriptwriting of this production is truly outstanding and is I think its most enjoyable achievement. Prag is clearly a gifted writer and a captivating storyteller with an ability to manipulate language in tandem with her body which makes for an engaging and singular theatre experience.


Also in many ways, this show is about deconstruction and rebuilding, and the peculiar evolution of the set makes evident Prag’s enthusiasm for losing herself to convoluted machinations (both physical and metaphysical). The show unfolds in an unexpected way, but manages to poke at some truly important and enormous questions about being human today.


Weird, smart, and compelling, this is a show for the ponderous Fringe-goer. It is theatre for the theatrically-minded. A salve for the chronically time-challenged.