Theatre review: Listen, You Can Hear the Sound of No Hands Clapping, theSpace, Edinburgh

Playwright Melanie Noa Jehan’s self-described “avant-garde history play” is unusual in its concept, although tepid in execution.

Six disparate characters find themselves coming together in a scenario inspired by Paradise Lost

Listen, You Can Hear the Sound of No Hands Clapping, theSpace on North Bridge (Venue 36) * *

The six-piece ensemble are all capable actors to a varying degree of quality, yet it’s in the overbearing literary aspect of the play that it falls down.

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Supposedly in the service of a work about “intertextuality and identity”, six disparate characters (including Homer, Christopher Marlowe, Henry VIII’s wife Katherine Parr and analogues of Pinter and Picasso) find themselves coming together amid a scenario inspired by Paradise Lost.

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