ED2013 5/5 Reviews ED2013 Theatre Reviews

Inside (Strawberry Blonde Curls)

By | Published on Saturday 10 August 2013

This immersive one-woman play, written and performed by Rosie MacPherson, offers an unflinching insight into the life of a young woman held captive for twelve years. The intimate setting of her basement prison leave the audience feeling too close for comfort, which only enhances this experience. Exploring the relationship between our nameless protagonist and her faceless captor reveals that not everything is as black and white as it seems. MacPherson manages to capture the teenage innocence and hope her character still retains despite her situation. On top of that, her well-researched representation of a character in an unimaginable situation feels surprisingly realistic. Harrowing, complex and original, MacPherson will move you to tears and have you looking out for her name in the future.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 26 Aug (not 13), 12.15pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Sophie Nicoll]

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