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Lands Of Glass (Unfolding Theatre)

By | Published on Sunday 17 August 2014

‘Lands of Glass’ is a rare blend of theatre and music that seamlessly works as a coherent piece of performance art. It is a beautiful piece that is half theatre and half orchestra, adapting best- selling Italian novelist Alessandro Baricco’s most creative work. The show is set in the extraordinary town of Quinnipak, and the cast capably portray the townsfolk as they depict a story of magic and tragedy with a large amount of humour and joy. It is a shame that not all the music is played live on stage, though it’s understandable given the limitations of the space on stage; yet watching the mechanics of the orchestra is part of the joy of the show, especially as it uses the array of instruments in such innovative ways.

Summerhall, until 24th Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [James McColl]