Theatre review: Circles

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review: Circles at Spotlites @ the Merchants’ Hall (Venue 278), reviewed by Kelly Apter.

A SENSE of mystery pervades this short but enjoyable show from Limb2Limb Theatre Company. From early on, it’s clear there’s more to it than a playful brother and sister reminiscing about childhood.

As Leah Georges and Oliver Theobald, aka siblings Kate and Alex, re-discover toys, recall their mother’s attempts to get them out of bed and sing old songs, glimmers of a deeper sadness start to appear. Using narration, movement and dialogue, the duo take us into their world.

In a less confined space, the movement could have more room to breathe, and with “projections” credited in the programme, yet no walls to see them on, there’s a sense we’re not getting the full deal. But it’s the show’s emotional intent that is its real strong suit.

MORE INFO: Circles at Spotlites @ the Merchants’ Hall, until 17 August Today 6:35pm

Originally published in The Scotsman

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