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17 Border Crossings (Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental in association with Aurora Nova)

By | Published on Friday 28 August 2015

17 Border Crossings

Director and actor Thaddeus Phillips uses every inch of the stage in ’17 Border Crossings’, as he explores what it means to cross a country’s borders, and what restrictions are put in our way. He is a master of voices, seamlessly switching between a multitude of characters, accents and languages. The use of lighting is exemplary, showing just what’s possible with a movable bar of strip lights, a torch and some car headlights. Though the struggle of illegal immigrants is touched upon, most tales are of comfortable Americans, travelling to countries that aren’t on most people’s ‘top holiday destination’ lists: Croatia, Serbia, Jordan. The reasons for these visits are left curiously vague, however, in this clever, thoughtful show.

Summerhall, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Gemma Scott]