Fringe Review: Love Letters To The Public Transport System


Presented by Molly Taylor in association with Holden Street Theatres
Reviewed 14 Feb 2018

Love Letters To The Public Transport System is, in reality, a love letter to well constructed storytelling. Molly Taylor takes her audience on a wondrous and beautiful journey examining how such a given in most of our lives, public transport, can lead us not only geographically to our destination, but can impact hugely on our destiny and fate.

Taylor’s writing is well constructed, concise, beautifully descriptive and wonderfully told. As a performer, she keeps everything simple. The set is a seat that you would find on any public transport in the Western world (but most certainly in better condition) and a waste paper bin full of scrap pieces of paper that she gestures to only once, but it serves its purpose.

Movement from Taylor is the bare minimum, but such is the expertise of this performer, we know which of the three narratives she is relating at any given time, just by a leg movement or slight body shift in her seat.

This is a delightful piece of storytelling theatre and one that I encourage you to jump on your nearest public transport (the tram goes very near to the Holden Street Theatres) and see. You’ll love (letter) it.

Reviewed by Brian Godfrey
Twitter: @briangods

Rating: 5/5

Season: Until 1 March 2018
Venue: Holden Street Theatres – The Studio
Duration: 60 mins
Tickets: $20 – $28



Public transport lovingly appreciated

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