Theatre review: 65 Days of Tracy The Marquis Mannequin
Theatre review: 65 Days of Tracy The Marquis Mannequin

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: 65 Days of Tracy The Marquis Mannequin, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Andrea Mullaney ★ There is clearly a sad personal experience behind this show, but nothing has been done to translate it into anything coherent for an audience, simply presenting a woman’s pain over her mother’s death in a performance which …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: 65 Days of Tracy The Marquis Mannequin, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Andrea Mullaney

There is clearly a sad personal experience behind this show, but nothing has been done to translate it into anything coherent for an audience, simply presenting a woman’s pain over her mother’s death in a performance which feels more like therapy than theatre. Between repeatedly dismantling a mannequin, Janine Evans-Pollard haltingly delivers oblique thoughts about grief. I hope it helps her, but it’s very awkward to watch.
Andrea Mullaney

Spotlites (venue 278) until 22 August / listings

Published in The Scotsman on 11 August 2015

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