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Theatre review: Mask

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Edinburgh Fringe Scotsman review: Mask at Venue 13, reviewed by David Pollock

An atmospheric piece of performance art, well-delivered by its male-female lead duo Ernie Long and Sandy Simona, director Allison M Keating’s piece sets a frightening picture of a relationship with only blackness at its core.

He winds sticky tape around his head and tells her he can feel his other face beneath the ugly one he wears. She glides across the stage with a wound-up sexuality, brutally goading him “I married you because you never asked any questions” when he questions her staying out all night. The drama is told largely in gesture and wields a mesmerising degree of power, although the whole piece just feels too slight and lacking in conclusion.

MORE INFO: Mask is at Venue 13

Originally published in The Scotsman

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