ED2011 5/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Fleeto (Tumult In The Clouds)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2011

Based around teen gang warfare in Glasgow, ‘Fleeto’ is one of the most compelling and hard-hitting pieces of theatre I have ever seen. It is performed to perfection by a superbly talented cast; Jordan McCurrach is particularly strong as Mackie, the troubled protagonist. A modern take on the Greek tragedy genre, the play explores the true horror of gang culture, from ruthless and cold-blooded violence to the heart-wrenching grief of a mother whose son has fallen victim to knife crime. Indeed, the relevance and contemporaneous nature of this play makes it all the more real. Its beautifully written script manages to be poetic and lyrical whilst maintaining a raw and gritty feel and is, on the whole, profoundly excellent.

Pleasance Courtyard, dates vary, 2.00pm (2.55pm), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp263.
tw rating 5/5