Theatre review: Isabel(le)

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Heartfelt but slight, this autobiographical affair is writer/co-star EmmaLeigh Isabelle Rivera’s tribute to her redoubtable great-­grandmother, played by ­Janice Isabel Jackson.

Rating: **

Venue: Greenside @ Infirmary Street (Venue 236)

A brothel owner, proto-­feminist and nude sun­bather, ­Isabel was a ­character. She taught Emma to think for herself and renounce ­hypocrisy. Good for her. But I never felt surprised by this saga. Curiously rote when it strives for emotion.

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