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Genesis / Golgotha (Clancy Productions and Assembly)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

Eve (yep, that Eve) and Jesus come to Edinburgh to treat us to a verbose, tedious rant. ‘Genesis/Golgotha’ is composed of two monologues; Jesus is a rambling, deranged, down-and-out who pelts out a non-linear, irate stream of conscious which leaves you feeling less compelled and more like you wish you’d chosen a different seat on the bus. Eve’s rant is more neurotic and self-pitying, but not much better. It’s clear both actors inject everything into their performances, though the subject matter isn’t as original or thought-provoking as it thinks it is; after an hour of Eve’s wailing and Jesus’ scatty movement and boob references, all you’ll want to do is run out into George Square, down a pint, and probably demand your money back.

Assembly George Square, until 26 Aug (not 12), 12.30pm.
tw rating 1/5 | [Holly Sharp]