Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Maiden: A Recycled Fairytale, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Sally Stott
There is a beautiful, mellow, end-of-the-day mood that initially fills this strange but increasingly disturbing fairytale from young company 3BUGS. With some excellent ethereal folk music from singer and guitarist Autumn Evans, the set is a blossoming garden which looks like something from Glastonbury’s Green Fields.
However, the story, which revolves around a divided family but also child abuse and incest, is less developed, with motivation for often extreme actions left unexplained. With lyrical dialogue and thoughtful direction, it’s a piece that needs a clearer perspective on the increasingly provocative subject matter it tackles.
Greenside @ Nicolson Square (Venue 209), until 29 August, 7:35pm
Published in The Scotsman on 24 August 2015
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