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Cassie And The Lights (Patch Of Blue)

By | Published on Monday 8 August 2022

Three stars moving together; a trinary star system. A young girl’s school ‘TED Talk’ establishes the metaphor for this powerful dramatisation of real-life events. When their mother deserts the three sisters, Cassie, the eldest at seventeen, wants to keep the family together by becoming a full-time carer. But it’s complicated, and not everyone agrees. The sisters’ story takes centre stage and there is some sharp and funny dialogue as well as excellent live music. The adults with whom they must engage are by contrast disembodied offstage presences. The balance of difficult argument is fairly represented and Alex Brain playing Cassie shows real emotional heft as the show builds to a climax. An illuminating and well-presented piece of theatre.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Alan Cranston]