Pulse

★★
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Published 12 August 2010

A giant meteor is on a collision course for Earth. Fortunately, the world’s scientists have devised a plan to stop it in its tracks. On the evening of the spectacular intervention, five friends come together and find that they share less with one another than they previously thought.

The cast are a competent lot and it’s refreshing to see a play properly suited to its performers. David Asher’s script also offers some perceptive commentary on the attitudes and relationships of today's youth.

As the plot develops, however, it all begins to seem rather implausible, and at the show's conclusion, one is left wondering what happened to the realist drama the evening started with.