Theatre review: Leftovers
Theatre review: Leftovers

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Leftovers, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Billy Barrett. ★★ There’s a touching connection between the performers and a bold surrealism to this three-hander about a woman whose mind and family life is blasted by an unnamed war. Reality and delusion collide through imaginative use of set – a bed and stack …

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

★★

There’s a touching connection between the performers and a bold surrealism to this three-hander about a woman whose mind and family life is blasted by an unnamed war. Reality and delusion collide through imaginative use of set – a bed and stack of suitcases are transformed into different parts of her personal and political landscape – as well as poetic scraps of physical theatre and song.

The movement can feel a little crowbarred in though, and some of its theatrical devices distractingly whimsical. The short running time combined with a disjointed narrative makes it difficult to properly connect with Leftovers’ central character.

Zoo (Venue 124) until 31 August / listings

Published in The Scotsman on 17 August 2015

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