Presented by The Grand Caravan
Reviewed 19 February 2016
Destination Home: Passionate, thought-provoking and completely relatable.
Art and theatre come together in this intimate setting to weave a beautiful, heartbreaking and thought-provoking tale of belonging.
Having a place to call home is a basic need that is at the very core for almost everyone. Unfortunately for many attempting to obtain, and maintain, that dream can be more than a little tricky. With ever shifting goal posts, a short supply of suitable housing, disinterested and judgemental agents and the seemingly discordant approvals process, it is a wonder that anyone is able to achieve it. Destination Home follows the story of one such person’s journey.
Red’s trials and tribulations in attempting to find a home are all too common. Thousands of applications followed by the resounding sound of doors being slammed in her face, and for no apparent reason at all. Often intrusive and unwarranted questioning serve as a means to further unfeelingly judge “suitable” candidates. A process for which no one in their right mind would ordinarily submit, but given the potential risks, have no alternative. An experience surely shared by so many people, it begs the question as to why, how and when it will improve.
The often times severe stress associated with the instability, that comes from teetering on the edge of the ‘do I have a home to go to’ precipice, are passionately enacted and evidently taken from the real life experience of the actors. A measurable factor in why this piece is particularly relatable.
For those of us who have enjoyed a stable home for extended periods, Destination Home serves to remind us exactly how incredibly lucky we actually are.
Who knew that little disembodied heads would have so much to say? But they do, and it is a story well worth listening to.
If you only see one artistic piece this Fringe, make it this one.
Reviewed by Sara Vila
Rating (out of 5): 4.5
Venue: The Grand Caravan – Gluttony (Rymil Park, Corner of East Terrace and Rundle Street, Adelaide)
Season: 16 February – 05 March 16
Duration: 50 mins
Tickets: $10 – $23
Bookings: Book through FringeTix online or at a FringeTix box office (booking fees apply)