Theatre review: Future Honey
Theatre review: Future Honey

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Future Honey, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Billy Barrett. ★★ This absurdist, sci-fi multimedia show asks some pressing questions about the simultaneous interconnectivity and isolation of the social media age – narcissism and nostalgia are taken to the next level in the form of a wearable, Facebook-style talking bracelet that comes …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Future Honey, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Billy Barrett.

★★

This absurdist, sci-fi multimedia show asks some pressing questions about the simultaneous interconnectivity and isolation of the social media age – narcissism and nostalgia are taken to the next level in the form of a wearable, Facebook-style talking bracelet that comes to dominate the lives of Future Honey’s three performers.

For the most part though, any ethical dilemmas are lost in an excessively complicated imagined world as the trio, in peroxide wigs and retro-futuristic, bubblegum-hued dresses, run through a digital matrix. Perhaps appropriately, it all feels a little superficial.

Greenside at Nicolson Square (Venue 209) until 22 August / listings

Published in The Scotsman on 13 August 2015

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