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Hidden (Black Toffee)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

Written and performed by Laura Lindsay and Peter Carruthers, ‘Hidden’ is not so much a story as it is an unravelling; a gradual untangling of the intermingled lives of six ordinary people and their suppressed secrets. With slick sound production and often-hilarious dialogue, the two talented actors flit seamlessly between roles, allowing for the subtle and effective revelation of the connections between each character. Although Lindsay’s Glaswegian accent lets her down at times, contrasting dialects ensure that the characters are clearly defined and never feel confused. Overall, this was an undeniably impressive and endearing display, and the pair should be commended for their wonderful presence, hugely watchable performances and their carefully crafted, tangled-up tale.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug (not 14), 6.40pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Polly Davidson]