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How Does A Snake Shed Its Skin? (Slip Of Steel / Susanna Hislop)

By | Published on Friday 22 August 2014

One woman, three women, one show. Susanna Hislop is flawless in her performance of three giants of womanhood. Portraying Margaret Thatcher, Virginia Woolf and Marilyn Monroe all at the same time, this hectic and often chaotic show is a constant bombardment of dialogue. Hislop flits so quickly and effortlessly between characters (and neuroses) that it’s sometimes hard to keep up, but it’s always worth the effort. Strangely beautiful, the piece is intricate in both writing and delivery. Written using the personal thoughts of the three women, this is an unusual and poignant look into their private lives. Funny, sad, but mostly compelling: go with an open mind and prepare for it to be blown.

Summerhall, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]