Theatre review: Acorn: A Crunch or None
Theatre review: Acorn: A Crunch or None

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Acorn: A Crunch or None, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Sally Stott ★★ A WOMAN in a purple gown is playing a xylophone. “Are we all nuts?” she ponders, before disappearing into the dark. Colourfully lit by neon lights, this ambitious piece of experimental theatre boldly attempts to break down theatrical …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Acorn: A Crunch or None, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Sally Stott

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A WOMAN in a purple gown is playing a xylophone. “Are we all nuts?” she ponders, before disappearing into the dark. Colourfully lit by neon lights, this ambitious piece of experimental theatre boldly attempts to break down theatrical form in a way that is clearly influenced by Brecht.

Revolving around three performers, who alternatively take on the role of director, it deliberately reveals the mechanics behind the performance. But while some of the content feels like it has an interesting conceptual point – particularly towards the end – other parts feel self-consciously strange without it being immediately obvious why.

theSpace @ Venue45 (Venue 45), until 29 August, 6:40pm

Published in The Scotsman on 25 August 2015

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