Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: The Edge Effect, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Fiona Shepherd.
There is no shortage of enthusiasm among the cast for this confusing assemblage of stories, spuriously connected by the notion that they depict relationships on the edge, and executed with much bustling about, bouts of badly choreographed mime and some garbled dialogue.
The anxieties of motherhood emerge as a theme, explored with varying degrees of lucidity. A boy goes missing in an airport, an expectant couple have a domestic over their future, while a woman and her obstetrician break off mid-labour to deliver inner monologues. Perhaps it all made sense on the page.
C Nova (Venue 145)
Published in The Scotsman on 22 August 2015
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