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Conversations With Van Gogh (Echoes Theatre)

By | Published on Saturday 10 August 2019

Mental health is a subject which is, thankfully, often covered at the Fringe. This is a very brave attempt by writer and actor Hannah Aine-Smith to come to terms with their own mental health, through the art and letters of Vincent Van Gogh. It’s a simply staged show, and there are times when the show lacks enough definition between its various scenes and characters in order to properly differentiate them. However, where it is most compelling is in its moments of openness, when all pretence is dropped – here, Aine-Smith’s charm and honesty shines through. While it is not quite successful as a piece of theatre, it is, more importantly, a means of personal expression and catharsis, and there it thrives.

Zoo Southside, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Will Norris]