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The Investigation (3Bugs Fringe Theatre)

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2011

As an hour-long hard-hitting drama about the Holocaust, ‘The Investigation’ is both beautifully crafted and horrifically difficult to watch. A judge questions survivors and concentration camp guards in an attempt to understand the atrocities of Auschwitz. Stories made all the more horrible by the fact that they are true are spliced with physical theatre and dance, to create an absolutely heart-wrenching production. If there is one criticism to be made, it is that the play would benefit from being shorter: the material is so bleak that it is impossible to take it all in at once. It’s not a show to be squeezed into a tight schedule, but if you’ve time for reflection, ‘The Investigation’ will prove worthwhile.

Zoo Southside, 5 – 29 Aug (not 14, 21), 9.15pm (10.15pm), £6.00 – £7.50, fpp271.
tw rating 4/5