Death Shall Have No Dominion

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review (theatre): Death Shall Have No Dominion at Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix (Venue 146). Review by Billy Barrett

This First World War drama comes with three warnings as we enter: violent content, rude language and non-linear narrative. In practice, this translates to a bit of a mess.

With some strong acting, the cast capture the camaraderie of soldiers on the front line. The raucous, slapdash staging may conjure the chaos of war, but the piece offers neither perspective nor fleshed out characters – making it a merely proficient portrait to mark the occasion.

Until 23 August. Today 6:15pm.

Originally published in The Scotsman

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