ED2013 2/5 Reviews ED2013 Theatre Reviews

Peep (Natural Shocks)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2013

‘Peep’ is self-styled as “Edinburgh’s most intimate venue”, but only if your idea of intimacy is a wipe-clean booth, with mirrored glass and rubber flaps to keep off the shaming gaze of families outside. It presents a daily roster of shows, linked by the theme of subversive sexiness. Tonight in the ‘Anatomy’ slot, Lottie Kixx danced in a wedding dress, then a leather thong, then a wedding dress again. The experience of sitting, alone, in a sterile booth watching a performer who can’t see you made me long for the awkward tiny audiences where you’re desperately avoiding the act’s gaze. Audiences were encouraged to “drop in and out” as they pleased over the two hours. Many dropped out, few dropped back in.

Assembly George Square, until 26 Aug (not 13), 11.00am – 11.00pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [James Hampson]