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Newton (Jack Klaff)

By | Published on Tuesday 6 August 2013

This is a story about an ambivalent Sir Isaac Newton, as well as a celebration of those around him. Jack Klaff becomes more than one character; the renowned physician himself, as well as his niece Charlotte and his biographer, to name a few. One cannot resist being immediately and inherently captivated by Klaff’s allure and the carefully constructed chaos that characterises his storytelling, enhanced by his remarkable ability to engage with every single member of the audience. This thrilling one-man show is aided by the intimate, semi-circular lecture theatre in which the play is set. If you’ve ever thought that scientists were boring, this might just be the show to prove you wrong.

Summerhall, until 25 Aug (not 6,13,20), 5.00pm. 
tw rating 4/5 [Iris Ordean]