Sunday, 5 September 2010


28/8/10, Kings Theatre (Edinburgh Festival)

A combination of cinema and theatre. A fascinating idea which turned out to be profoundly disappointing in practice. See Guardian review, with which I largely agree:

It seemed pointless, alienating to no good effect, the actors locked into a mechanical presentation with no room for interpretation or to respond to audience reaction. Also the lighting was poor, presumably because bright lights would show through the front screen or wash out the back projection.

And the story, such as it was, was a farrago of Latin American magic realism which required a good deal of patience to take seriously.

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