Theatre review: The Cupboard
Theatre review: The Cupboard

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: The Cupboard, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Sally Stott. ★★ Shortlisted for this year’s Les Enfants Terribles Award, this young company, with their smoky black eye make-up, seem to have been heavily influenced by the popular group’s work. But while this piece isn’t as slick as Les Enfants’ shows, it is …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: The Cupboard, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Sally Stott.

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Shortlisted for this year’s Les Enfants Terribles Award, this young company, with their smoky black eye make-up, seem to have been heavily influenced by the popular group’s work. But while this piece isn’t as slick as Les Enfants’ shows, it is equally imaginative and off-the-wall. Set in a cupboard, it follows an adventuring rat who befriends a collection of household objects, before becoming ostracised for being different.

What initially feels like a whimsical performance aimed at kids takes a darker turn, but despite this the amiable cast struggle to make a tale of a rodent, a sack and a brush feel relatable to adults too.
Sally Stott

Paradise in The Vault (Venue 29) until 28 August / listings

Published in The Scotsman on 28 August 2015

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