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Donald Does Dusty (Diane Torr)

By | Published on Friday 28 August 2015

Dusty Does Donald

This many stranded, one-woman show about Diane Torr, her brother Donald and sixties pop star Dusty Springfield was funny, moving and intriguing. The structure was just right and it fascinated me for the entire hour, cleverly combining film, Dusty’s recordings and costume. Torr narrated and acted the complex story of her much loved gay brother, by intertwining his story with that of his heroine and role model, Dusty Springfield, and by inviting the audience to participate – which we did. I kept thinking, especially during the film clips of Donald, how hard it must be for Torr to relive his life and death each night. However, after the show’s finale, I understood and was comforted.

Summerhall, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers]