Edinburgh Fringe review: Salt | The Believers Are But Brothers

Joyce McMillan takes a look at two of this year's hottest shows at Summerhall - Salt and The Believers Are But Brothers.

The Believers Are But Brothers. Picture: The Other Richard

The Believers Are But Brothers

Northern Stage 
@ Summerhall 
(Venue 26)

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Star rating: ****

Joyce said: “A brilliant show and a vital Fringe event, full of dark poetry and sheer analytical power in its understanding of how the internet can alter the minds of a generation at frightening speed, and begin to shake our world.”

Salt

Northern Stage 
@ Summerhall 
(Venue 26)

Star rating: ****

Joyce said: “A poetic meditation on what happens when a young Birmingham black woman becomes overwhelmed by rage at the experience of slavery and exploitation suffered by previous generations, and sets out on a voyage that mirrors the slave routes of the 18th and 19th centuries. ”