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Midnight Your Time By Diana Quick (HighTide Festival Theatre / Escalator East To Edinburgh)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

“You know me. I’m fine, as long as I know. Lots of love, be safe”. This typical mother-daughter conflict is presented in a most intriguing way. The daughter works hands-on in Palestine for a NGO. Her ex-lawyer mother wants her to come home and start making a life by lobbying in the UK. They agree to video-chat once a week; after an argument, however, the daughter is never online. Through the mother’s monologue, the audience also meet the neighbours, the father and the new Afghan refugee. Diana Quick as Judy portrays a tough yet fragile woman in which every daughter will see something of her own mother, and the webcam close-ups add another level to this multilayered show.

Assembly George Square, 3 – 28 Aug (not 8, 15, 22), 5.20pm (6.20pm), £11.00 – £15.00, fpp280.
tw rating 4/5