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Electric Eden (Not Too Tame)

By | Published on Monday 15 August 2016

Electric Eden Ed2016

Have you ever been at a party where the music stops, then someone makes a really boring, long-winded speech, and you can’t wait for the tunes to come back on? That’s what ‘Electric Eden’ is like. Set in a site-specific club, it focuses on a group of young people who have put on a rally to disrupt the local tycoon’s opening gala. Or something. It doesn’t really matter, because ‘Electric Eden’ doesn’t actually spend a lot of time on it, instead giving its performers pointless monologues that have nothing to do with the threadbare plot. As a result, the play’s ‘right on’ narrative feels phoney and smug, not helped by some poorly developed characters and a barely there script. It’s not electric, and it’s definitely not Eden.

Pleasance Pop-Up: The Club, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Patricia-Ann Young]