Theatre review: The Cherry Orchard: Beyond the Truth
Theatre review: The Cherry Orchard: Beyond the Truth

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: The Cherry Orchard: Beyond the Truth, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Sally Stott. ★★ The first thing you notice is the hair: streaks of cherry red emblazoned across each of the performers’ heads. This innovative and highly welcoming young South Korean company have a flair for simple, striking visuals, and their …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: The Cherry Orchard: Beyond the Truth, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Sally Stott.

★★

The first thing you notice is the hair: streaks of cherry red emblazoned across each of the performers’ heads. This innovative and highly welcoming young South Korean company have a flair for simple, striking visuals, and their stripped down, stylised version of Chekov’s popular play has a psychedelic, pop-arty feel.

The physical theatre and clowning are strong, but don’t help tell the story or explore its characters and themes in a satisfying enough way. The unusual atmosphere builds to an emotional conclusion, but more could be done to make the distinctive style feel necessary, rather than simply intriguing.

C nova (Venue 145) until 31 August

Published in The Scotsman on August 2015

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