Heaven in Berlin is unpredictable, well-crafted, harsh and at times dream-like. Testbed 1’s empty industrial room in Battersea works well as the East German capital. It is effortlessly, cleverly used, with figures silhouetted in spotlights (kudos to lighting designer Fridthjofur Thorsteinsson) while walls created as we watch with rolls of paper wrapped around metal pillars are later punched and torn for us to peer through like spies.
The use of lights and smoke, and the presence of supporting actors lurking in the audience create a great atmosphere of darkness, suspicion and mystery. [...] The sound and lighting is technically very well put together.