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Ghosts Of The Near Future (emma + pj)

By | Published on Sunday 7 August 2022

We always knew the end of the world would be bleak, but surely nobody expected it to be so mesmerising? As the clock ticks closer to midnight, the audience is brought along on a trippy journey and met with magic, music and comedy. This UK/US duo clearly aim to create the sort of experience that goes well beyond any standard definition of theatre, and this show is a testament to it. I felt entirely transported to a dying Las Vegas because of the clever use of projections, music and props, and Emma and PJ’s performances are both great, but in the end it’s the sensational though tough script that really stands out. Story-wise it’s complex, but visually it’s stunning.

Summerhall, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Melrose]