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The Very Grey Matter Of Edward Blank (Familia de la Noche)

By | Published on Thursday 20 August 2015

The Very Grey

We’re told Edward Blank is the hero of this story, although hero may be too strong a word. An audio typist, Edward never leaves his flat, but he’s not lonely, as his imaginary friends are there to keep him company. The four cartoonish, freakish characters are his constant source of entertainment, and ours too. Familia de la Noche have created something extraordinary here, with every element fitting perfectly. Their designer is to be highly commended: from the paintbox-bright costumes to the set, where every cupboard holds a surprise. The actors are consistently brilliant, humorous or horrifying as Edward’s mental state changes. A look at just how colourful the dark parts of our minds can be, this nightmarish fantasy might keep you up past your bedtime.

Assembly Roxy, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 5/5