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Spoiling (Traverse Theatre Company)

By | Published on Tuesday 12 August 2014

Set in a near future, where the Scottish people have decided to leave the UK, ‘Spoiling’ chronicles the morning of the Foreign Minister’s first speech since gaining independence. By leaping forward in time, Traverse Theatre Company are able to bring some important and fresh ideas to the contemporary debate. These are made in an intelligent and informed manner, and are performed to perfection by the two actors, making it a timely piece of theatre that is sharp, funny and well executed. The show also looks back at the history of the UK and draws parallels with Northern Ireland. ‘Spoiling’ manages to balance the political and personal reasoning behind the ‘yes’ movement, and will leave you questioning your views on these complicated issues.

Traverse Theatre, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [James McColl]