Apologies for sharing thoughts after this one has closed.
The Seer starts with an image of desolation; a woman and a man are attached to one another by a rope, both tattered and appearing worn down. It takes a moment to adjust, in the darkness, as we hear 3 voices, but see only two forms. All becomes clear momentarily, although the gift of this piece is that it rarely explains, but rather lets you surmise on your own. Director Chantel Martin uses this unconventional space well, situating a variety of locations at different physical areas of the open room, allowing the audience to move where they feel they'd like to. Standing throughout the 60 minute piece, this enables the audience to feel a bit of the same exhaustion the characters are feeling, serving to engage us further.
At times the story was reminiscent of Caryl Churchill's Far Away, with its almost episodic nature and lack of explanation. The three characters are related, but we don't know how, or why, and are desperate to learn. It did run the risk of dragging, but again, this was cleverly avoided by Martin's inventive staging and use of immersive theatre techniques. The space itself became a character in telling us a part of the story.