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Sans Salomé (Fourth Monkey)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

On a stage as almost as blank as a new piece of paper, Oscar Wilde and his modern counterparts write their stories. The play explores the treatment of homosexuality in both the 19th Century and the present day, making some profound connections between the two eras. ‘Sans Salomé’ is sublimely staged; the hubbub of the chorus acts as a time machine, transporting you from one period to another, and the almost empty stage actually holds a lot of opportunities for creative expression. The only real problem is that the show fails to totally capture Wilde’s wit and charisma, but perhaps that is the point: intolerance and prejudice reduce people to ghostly shadows of their former selves.

theSpace on Niddry Street, until 24 Aug, 5.15pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Melissa Steel]