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Morning And Afternoon (Andy Hinds with Louise Chantal Productions – Festival Highlights)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

In this pair of short, linked plays, writer, director and performer Andy Hinds presents the stories of two brothers who have drifted out of each other’s lives, and their eventual reconnection. The first of the pair, ‘Morning’, is the painful, searingly honest story of Niall, intelligent, introspective and awkward, while the second, ‘Afternoon’ focuses on the misfortunes of Danny, his wayward older brother. Hinds plays both parts skilfully: the change of wardrobe, hair, and mannerisms render each part absolutely distinct from the other. Taken together, they present a moving story of life, loss and love, at once familiar and brand new. Hinds’ performance is never less than perfection and the monologues are wonderfully crafted.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug (not 13, 20), 1.55pm.
tw rating 5/5 [Andrew Leask]