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Foundations (Wrong Tree Theatre Company / Ultraviolet Productions)

By | Published on Sunday 7 August 2022

“Puppets, I want puppets!”, said my partner late in the Festival a few years back, perhaps jaded by an excess of worthy endeavour. So in 2022 we’ve made an early visit to this family show, founded on the familiar device of two parallel worlds where all is not as it first seems. It explores human and artificial intelligence – rational and emotional – through the friendship of a young woman played by a human and a robot played by a puppet. It does not delve deep but offers an engaging primer in the philosophical questions raised by robotics. I admired the show’s ambition and, as well as the puppetry, enjoyed its lively movement and excellent score. Good theatre-making from this young company.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 21 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Alan Cranston]