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The Red Chair (Clod Ensemble)

By | Published on Monday 31 August 2015

Red Chairs

This woman has spark. There are not many people that can truly pull off an almost two hour show by themselves, but Sarah Cameron manages her self-written narrative with ease and charisma. ‘The Red Chair’ is a surreal, poetic, and grotesque narrative about a man who never stops eating, and, relying on his gaunt wife to feed him, slowly becomes merged with his red chair. It would not be for everyone. It is rich and dense, like the food that is fed to the audience – a small muffin, a date, dark chocolate and a shot of whisky. It is satisfyingly delivered; however, for the narrative that is covered, 100 minutes, however beautifully performed, feels a tad too long and repetitive.

Summerhall, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 [Zita Campbell]