Theatre review: Submission

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Samir leads a double life as the gay son of liberal Muslim parents with his own active faith, out and curious at night, closeted and conflicted by day.

C Royale (Venue 6)

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That tension cannot end well in this new play by Shafeeq Shajahan, which has the Orlando nightclub shooting of 2016 in its sights but also more poetic pretensions – the florid language with its abundance of animal allusions weighs down the text and makes what could have been a punchy 45 minutes feel ponderous in places.

Until 28 August. Today 2:20pm.