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Three To See 2011: Spins on the bard

By | Published on Sunday 31 July 2011

I Malvolio

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three spins on the bard from the Fringe 2011 theatre programme.

The Rape Of Lucrece
A solo adaptation of Shakespeare’s narrative poem, starring Olivier Award nominated RSC type Gerard Logan. Not a great deal more to say about this; a great work with strong themes, performed by a renowned actor: There’s only one thing to do, and that’s sit back and enjoy the show. Well, insofar as you
can, given the dark themes.
Zoo Southside, 5 – 28 Aug (not 15, 22), 5.15pm (6.15pm), £7.00 – £9.00, fpp291.

I, Malvolio (pictured)
Tim Crouch, re- imagining ‘Twelfth Night’ through the eyes of ill-used steward Malvolio, at the Traverse. I’d get on the phone right now, if I were you. I can’t help thinking tickets will be gone before you can say “I’ll be revenged on the whole pack of you”.
Traverse Theatre, 16 – 28 (not 22), times vary, £6.00 – £12.00, fpp271.

I’ve seen many shows come to Edinburgh with a spin on Hamlet, or a focus on Ophelia, but I have a good feeling about this one. To be fair, that might be because I smiled when I read their blurb: “A fresh look at Hamlet using Shakespeare’s lines, but not necessarily in the right order”.
theSpaces On The Mile, 15 – 27 Aug (not 21), 5.00pm (5.55pm), £6.50 – £8.00, fpp286.

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