I Hope My Heart Goes First


Junction 25
St George's West

Glasgow company Junction 25 present I Hope My Heart Goes First at Remarkable Arts, St George's West. There's dance, music, comedy, a real heart, and of course many different types of love.

The cast of twelve- to eighteen-year-olds explore the physical workings of the human heart and the feelings of love that are associated with it.

But of course love can bring heart break. Does it feel like your heart is being squashed like a tomato? Does it feel like you are unbearably lonely with a redundant Xbox controller as a constant reminder? These are bold and daring questions to ask, especially for some so young.

I Hope My Heart Goes First is beautiful, funny and sad all at once. The snapshots of these young stories of love are optimistic. The piece serves as a reminder that as far as love is concerned, everyone learns and experiences it at different rates and it is not necessarily something that can be learned with age.

This is an uplifting performance and an extremely impressive Fringe Debut. Junction 25 are certainly a company to watch.

Reviewer: Alison Burns