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Anything That We Wanted To Be (Adam Lenson)

By | Published on Tuesday 8 August 2023

There is a me that could have thought of a clever opening sentence for my review of this brilliant show; for yes, the multiverse has made its way to the stage in this packed multimedia spectacular. Upon entering, you are immediately struck by the messy yet cool stage design, and Adam Lenson delivers a charismatic performance though I found myself wishing he had at least one breakout scene to fully showcase his potential. We embark on a music-filled, fast-paced multiverse timeline-jumping tale that centres a story of cancer at its heart. It is a lot, and it mostly delivers, though with the complex timeline it can be confusing. Make the right decision, however, and see this show before the other yous do.

Summerhall, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Melrose]