Repeated phrases become vacuous in their repetition suggesting that the political narrative has similarly become empty.
Ten minutes into Summit and I'm irritated.
It's not the woman loudly crunching on her supper next to me although that is annoying, rather the fact that on stage the same point is being made over and over again.
'Fast forward' my brain screams as the setting for the story is described with pleasant customer service smiles for the umpteenth time.
Standing in front of a music stand with a copy of the script, the pages of which are turned with great drama, three performers outline the structure of the play and ask us to imagine three scenarios in the past, present and future.
Repetition but to what effect?
All revolve around an important summit where the lights inexplicably went out. Just to emphasise the point the lights of the auditorium are turned out.
Repetition is Summit's main performance tool, sometimes the same piece of narrative is delivered in three different languages by the performers: Alesha Chaunte, Nadia Anim and Jamie Rea - the latter performs with exceptional expression in sign language.