ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Blood And Roses (Poorboy)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

An excellently produced audio tour that may be better suited to the stage, this recounts five stories from five generations and relates engrossing tales set in Russia and Scotland, about such topics as living in Leningrad during the Nazi siege, or Edinburgh in the 1940s. Whilst walking, you are led to rooms which are decorated to correspond to the story; however, frequently the connection is fleeting as the plot jumps to a time period unconnected to the current setting: standing in a replica Russian snowscape while listening to a woman talk about the 1940s in Scotland is a little jarring. This could have been more delicately handled on stage – the robust story and strong actors would definitely survive the transition.

St George’s West, 5 – 27 Aug, times vary, £10.00 – £15.00, fpp244.
tw rating 3/5