Theatre review: The Rocking Horse Winner
Theatre review: The Rocking Horse Winner

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: The Rocking Horse Winner, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Susan Mansfield. ★★ Student company Bracket Productions uses a mixture of film and live acting in their adaptation of D H Lawrence’s short story. An upper-class family struggle to make ends meet until son, Paul, discovers he can intuit the names of …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: The Rocking Horse Winner, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Susan Mansfield.

★★

Student company Bracket Productions uses a mixture of film and live acting in their adaptation of D H Lawrence’s short story. An upper-class family struggle to make ends meet until son, Paul, discovers he can intuit the names of winners at the races by riding his rocking horse. Can his gift restore the family fortune, and at what cost?

It’s an interesting choice of story for our times, and is competently adapted and acted. However, this cumbersome dual-media production captures neither the depth nor the brooding atmosphere hinted at in the original.
Susan Mansfield

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