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Dedication (Roger Peltzman)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2022

Surprisingly, this was less emotional than I expected. New Yorker Roger Peltzman tells a true historical story to the accompaniment of a piano, a tale mainly focused on what happened to his family in WW2, but which also looks at his own life, from childhood to more contemporary times. The narrative is compelling, but Peltzman’s presentation could be improved, to help further the audience’s connection to the story. However, he showcases his incredible classical piano playing and this is the definite selling point of the show; I found myself wishing, though, that it could be used more, or implemented in more creative ways. The performance, while engaging, did not fully reach the potential it so clearly has.

Greenside @ Nicolson Square, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andrew Melrose]