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Letters To Windsor House (Sh!t Theatre)

By | Published on Wednesday 17 August 2016

Letters to Windsor House Ed2016

Dancing letterboxes, brass instruments and a (great) slide show all feature in Sh!t Theatre’s hilarious new show about the housing crisis. Somehow it really works, brought together by magnetic performances from artistic collaborators and flatmates Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit. When they moved into their flat, Windsor House, they started to open past residents’ mail, and this show speculates outrageously on these people’s lives. It also considers what it means to blur the line between artistic practice and life, when one’s life is making art. Amidst the laughter, there are moments of vulnerability from both performers and a searing critique of gentrification. ‘Letters to Windsor House’ hits uproariously close to home for members of Generation Rent.

Summerhall, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Hannah Greenstreet]