Technically, the show comes together in a very subtle but effective way. The music is nostalgic and creates a sense of yearning and supports the visuals that are being projected on the wall. If Whelan’s words alone are not enough to imagine the environment and emotions being described, the music and projections more than do that, transporting us away from the show and into their stories.
There are some beautiful moments where the connection between being an animal and being a human is touchingly affirmed. With a little more clarity and structure in the story Tresise and Whelan wish to tell, All The Animals We Ate can be a beautiful homage not only to Cady but also to everyone that anyone has ever lost.
Venue: Fringe Hub, Arts House, 521 Queensberry St, North Melbourne, 3051