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Fran Moulds – Curtains (Fran Moulds / Laughing Horse Free Festival)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

An eccentric American storyteller running a workshop, a Northern Irish theology lecturer giving a talk on sex, and a teenage Islam “revert” from Bolton performing a video diary: this eclectic group make up the bill for Fran Mould’s sixth Edinburgh Festival show “Curtains”. Moulds ushers in the audience in character before giving an arresting and enthusiastic performance, transitioning from one character to the next with simple yet effective accessory changes. However, while the characters themselves are well-executed in terms of accent and delivery, the material itself is often lacklustre and slow. A shorter, punchier slot for each character would allow Moulds to convey her well-crafted personae more effectively. It is an interesting concept, but still in need of some tweaking.

Laughing Horse at The Three Sisters, 5 – 28 Aug (not 6, 13, 20, 25) 3.00pm (4.00pm), free, fpp80.
tw rating 3/5