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All We Ever Wanted Was Everything (Middle Child)

By | Published on Sunday 27 August 2017

Hurtling across a time span of three decades, from 1987 to 2017, we immerse ourselves in the lives of Leah and Dan. The two children grow up under very different social circumstances, but both read Harry Potter, and are told they can be anything they want. But, as an asteroid hurtles towards earth, this becomes a simultaneously heartwarming and heart-wrenching tale of dreams failing to materialize. It’s an imaginative production, that combines witty, poetic writing with adrenaline-inducing live music, all played by the multi-talented performers. Although it’s a familiar story – almost cliched – this show still manages to resonate, as it hits every single fibre of your being. Prepare to leave the theatre reeling.

Roundabout @ Summerhall, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Amy Bonar]