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Freak Show (Royal Conservatoire Of Scotland and Noisemaker Productions)

By | Published on Monday 12 August 2013

Focusing on the personal lives of acts in a Victorian Side Show, this newly written production could have been dangerously close to cliché. But the sumptuously lit and divinely accompanied show, written in collaboration with Noisemaker Productions, was a marvel. An intelligent structure meant the show was relentlessly gripping, a triumphant showcase of RCS’s cornucopia of talent. A captivating Conor Scully led us through the ‘attractions’, including the tremendously talented Lauren Norris as The Half-Lady, and although some of the cast sounded a little strained at the top part of their range, their raucous projection in its place seasoned the terrific music with a furious passion. Make a visit to Freak Show and become the next awestruck audience offering a standing ovation.

Assembly George Square, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 22, 24, 26 Aug, 3.20pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Kate Pasola]