Spillikin- A heart breaking example of love conquering all.

Alzheimer’s is a cruel disease, destroying everyone it touches. Many forms of media have brought this touchy subject to life, and have helped people to cope with its impact. Pipeline’s new play Spillikin- a Love Story is a ground breaking look at how a relationship attempts to survive through memories and technology.

Sally’s deceased husband leaves behind a robot full of his memories of their relationship to keep Sally ‘company’. However, as Sally’s condition worsens, both the robot and her reality’s become severely blurred.

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The robot begins as an extraordinary sight that nobody could take their eyes off. However, as the story progressed, it became a part of the cast, never distracting from the amazing acting from the human characters. The set did this too- the projections and the constant changing of the bookshelves were obvious but again, never distracted the audience from the plot.

It’s no wonder Spillikin had such a huge success at Edinburgh Fringe. This deeply bitter sweet love story is guaranteed not to leave a dry eye in the house.

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About emma gullon

Hi, My name's Emma and this is Curious Reviews! I write reviews for different performing arts events in the Yorkshire Region, focusing primarily on the intimate spaces such as CAST Doncaster, The Crucible Sheffield and York Theatre Royal.

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