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2.3 - The Theatre of Dreams

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Reviewed By: JMChurch25Review Date: 10/26/18 4:22 pm
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After the dark events of 'Necropolis', Jago and Litefoot are desperate for a fanciful break. Wandering a London carnival and talent-scouting for Jago's temporary role as the head of the New Regency Theatre, the pair discover a traveling act that seems to be able to make your dreams come true. This includes making Jago successful in his new position and helping Litefoot with a special task set up in the prior story. But with strange things happening in the theatre itself and dried up bodies being found all around London, is the Deuteronomy act too good to be true or is there something more mysterious at work?.....'Theatre of Dreams' is a cerebral mess of a story that takes pleasure in screwing with your head. I'm doing my best to be vague about this one as it really helps to go in blind but needless to say nothing is as it seems with this story even when things are at their best. Morris' script delights in subverting your expectations with little tricks and tidbits that make you question everything and the script and narrative pushes things to the absolute limit. This is true not just with various situations but also Jago and Litefoot's characters and through the use of dreams and nightmares gives us plenty to work with in terms of character drama and intrigue. Each of the cast gets pushed to several specific breaking points and the climax plays around with all of the cast's struggles against the illusion of false reality in a zany way. With a very bizarre tone and an odd nature to it, it's certainly a story that's not going to be for everyone and it doesn't quite fit in the realm of what I want these characters to do. But it's also done in a very mystical and intriguing way so I can't exactly fault for not doing what I wanted it to. I wouldn't say it's a highlight as other reviewers call it as I think I've enjoyed other stories with this team a lot more. But for what it does right, 'Theatre' is still a surreal surprise of a story though I did find myself somewhat happy when it concluded and ready to move on to the tense finale. 
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/17/15 9:30 am
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Jago has taken over as manager of a new theater and is looking to book acts. And after all the trouble he got into in the Talons of Weng-Chiang with an evil mind-controlling hypnotist, the first big act Jago books is a group of evil mind controlling hypnotists. However, these claim to make your dreams come true and they can, though there's a much more sinister endgame.

This story has some good tension between Jago and Litefoot as Litefoot is appalled at the company while Jago's ego gets in the way of his judgment and creates a riff between the two. the final twenty minutes are brilliantly done as our heroes struggle with what is real in the midst of illusion.
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Reviewed By: RyanOM1991Review Date: 3/6/14 3:40 pm
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Sinister, creepy, funny and ingenious. The best J&L story so far.

Destructive virtual realities have been done before. But not in this format.

Jago hires an incredible act he encounters at a fun fair and gets more than he bargained for.

The story twists and turns and you're never quite sure what to accept as the truth, even right until the end. It's tightly paced with very effective sound design.

The performances are generally excellent. Some of the French accents are occasionally ropey but that's picking holes. The music is great and the whole mood is nicely formed by great dialogue and a plot that moves along at just the right pace.

Even the exposition is wonderfully entertaining. Occasionally, there's the odd "look, there's a..." to explain what's going on but in every other respect, it really is a brilliant production. Highly recommended!
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Reviewed By: PaulaPenguinReview Date: 3/25/13 9:59 pm
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A completely surreal story with many unexpected twists and turns. It all feels slightly bizarre and off-key, which is very engaging and keeps the listener guessing up until the end. And the idea of using the dreams and wishes of Jago and Litefoot as a central element of the story allows for some interesting insights into their characters. Strangely fascinating and highly imaginative, The Theatre of Dreams is my definite highlight of series 2.