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Invisible Show II (Red Shift Theatre Company)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2011

I know a secret. The man on the bench knows it too. As does the woman by the bar. I’d never laid eyes on either of them before I stepped into Pleasance courtyard this afternoon, but now we’re all in this together – along with another 20 or so strangers, wearing conspicuous black headphones. Eyes darting around the courtyard searching for the body that matches the voice in my ears, it’s realism taken to another level; like having your favourite soap played out live in front of you. And the acting’s better. I don’t quite look the MI5 agent I feel, but this is excellent fun. The action’s fast-paced, slick and gripping; the only problem is I’m left wanting more.

Pleasance Courtyard, 21 – 27 Aug, times vary, £5.50 – £7.50, fpp272.
tw rating 4/5