(Dominic Cavendish’s article appeared in the Telegraph, 8/13.)

The best show I’ve seen at the Fringe so far by a country mile is this beautifully inventive show from New York’s The TEAM (Theatre of the Emerging American Moment) which blows away cares and concerns about what’s going on in our own backyard by tracking the far bigger – if related – implosion of the American Dream.

“Mission Drift” feels like an apt title in two ways. It encapsulates the way the pioneering impetus that set early settlers in the New World on the path to self-fulfilment has wound up down a fiscally (and arguably morally) bankrupt cul-de-sac. It also sums up the approach here – which moves not in a dull linear fashion along the rails of theoretical argument, but aims to create cross-patterns of mood, myth and meaning that take us on an epic journey through history via hearts and minds.


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