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Helios (Wright And Grainger)

By | Published on Tuesday 15 August 2023

A special intimate storytelling session, what’s not to love? The audience gathers around in a circle, and we are told a wonderful tale of Phaeton in this coming-of-age story, and their reactions and responses make it clear that everyone is visualising and listening to every word. Even with Alexander Wright reading at a rapid pace, his interaction with the audience and the way he tells the story both visually and verbally allows this performance to feel like an experience. The outstanding writing flows in time with the music, which as expected is a major factor in this show, and is used subtly compared to their other productions, yet still effectively brings moments to life. This company truly are the best at storytelling.

Summerhall, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Andrew Melrose]