Siren explores the Greek mythology creatures in a modern setting. Their songs lure men to their demise, this show examines the relationship between them in this drama-comedy.
Rosa Robson plays the self-doubting lead with ease, supported by Nicholas Masters in multiple roles. The two of them have chemistry and appear extremely comfortable with each other, leading for the diverse relationships to come to life. The minimal set design is perfectly quaint for it’s subject matter. While there’s possibly too much exposition in the first half, it lays the foundation for a climatic ending with meaning and thought.
Siren has a quirky charm about it that’s hard to capture why, with the script penned by David Elms (so no surprises there if you’re a fan of his stand-up). It may not be to everyone’s taste, but there’s certainly something about it that makes it stand out from the crowd. If you’re looking to take a punt on a random show, then this could be the one.
Siren is on at 5.40pm everyday at the Pleasance Dome until the 27th August