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Beadledom: Omega (Familia De La Noche)

By | Published on Thursday 17 August 2017

On Omega-Shift, Deborah gets to work. Her tedious job, all fax machines and box ticking in a boring-looking office, is to remove people from the cosmos. Performer Dott Cotton is a likeable, quirky clown, comically animated as more and more deaths are processed and the work gets increasingly frantic. When she decides to break the rules and create a life herself, her feelings towards that life (in shadow puppet form) are genuinely touching. The partner to Familia De La Noche’s ‘Alpha’, ‘Omega’ is by far the more entertaining of the two – the story clearer and more engaging. It (mostly) works as a stand-alone piece, though the parallels between the two shows are a large part of the charm.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Gemma Scott]