Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus: Heroes, Underbelly George Square, Edinburgh

Heroes is a likeable hour of dance, aerial acrobatics and physical comedy that ultimately feels more like a compilation of loosely connected sketches than a coherent statement.

Heroes, Underbelly George Square, Edinburgh
Heroes, Underbelly George Square, Edinburgh

Heroes, Underbelly George Square (Venue 300) ***

A collaboration between two Scottish companies, All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre and Room 2 Manouevre, the show’s ‘heroes’ range from actual caped crusaders to Hollywood stars, as Tony Mills and Beverley Grant wonder what it takes to be a hero and whether it’s wise to idolise other people at all, bickering along the way. Highlights include a sequence in which Mills darts about trying to avoid Grant’s spotlight, like a robber in a Batman cartoon, protesting that he doesn’t want to be the focus of attention.

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