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Paradise – Lost (3Bugs Fringe Theatre)

By | Published on Friday 21 August 2015

Paradise Lost

Adam and Evelyn are trying their best to do exactly what ‘He’ tells them. But things are not as they seem here, as John Milton’s classic is unexpectedly reimagined as a dystopian fantasy, where being good is compulsory and there’s always someone watching. Is Eden really the paradise it’s made out to be? The narrative can be confusing, but the five actors are compelling, as the facade begins to crack and Evelyn is faced with a terrifying choice. Though the ending is a little unsatisfying, the claustrophobia of the couple’s bedroom leads to a sense of taught, psychological horror. 3Bugs consistently bring engaging, exciting theatre to the Fringe, and it seems that this year is no different.

theSpace on Niddry Street, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Gemma Scott]