ED2022 3/5 Reviews ED2022 Theatre Reviews

Invisible Mending (Yoshika Colwell and Second Body)

By | Published on Wednesday 10 August 2022

A creative presentation which works through our storyteller Yoshika Colwell’s grief at losing her grandma, this brave show includes live knitting, music and singing (she has an amazing, beautiful voice!), and narration of excerpts from her diaries (not always illuminating). A recording of family members fondly discussing grandma weaves through the show; a selection of grandma’s things – her unfinished knitting, jumpers she knitted, shoes, are all reverently brought out. It’s a poignant tribute, but what stands out is her granddaughter’s grief. It’s too clear she hasn’t yet come to terms with her loss, and one can’t help but feel sorry. Colwell worries she won’t meet her potential, but ‘invisible mending’ is knitted in the show – she is finding her way.

Summerhall, until 14 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Catherine Meek]