Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus Review, Staged, Zoo Southside (82), Edinburgh

Staged starts life as a wonderful piece of physical theatre, beautifully put together and superbly executed.

***

Then it’s not. Saying more than that would be the plot spoiler of the century, so suffice to say this is very much a show of two halves.

We arrive to find a large wooden platform suspended from the ceiling, a strap in each corner holding it in place. When the three performers are motionless, the stage stays horizontal and still. As soon as they move, so does the platform – and the skill and dexterity required to keep themselves onboard is fascinating to watch.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Read More

Read More
Read more: Edinburgh Television Festival: Jerry Springer and Louis Theroux set t...

With such a compelling scenario in motion, the next section feels like coitus interruptus and, to my mind, not worth it. To quote the stranger sitting next to me: “that’s a shame, I was really caught up in that”. Yes, me too.

Until 25 August