ED2016 4/5 Reviews ED2016 Theatre Reviews

Lost In Blue (Debs Newbold and Nimble Fish)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016

Lost in Blue Ed2016

Debs Newbold’s storytelling show, ‘Lost In Blue’, takes us back to basics. Over the course of ninety minutes, she delivers a beautiful and intricate story about a teenager’s relationship with her mother, with her father, who is in a coma, and with art. Newbold is a great storyteller. Her performance style is understated but she has a quiet presence and holds the stage, while deftly differentiating characters. Newbold does some amazing things with a microphone and loop deck, conjuring up the soundscapes of a pigeon loft and a ventilator, amongst other things. My only criticism is that the show is too long, particularly for the Fringe; it could be cut by a good twenty minutes. Nonetheless, a thoughtful and well crafted show.

Summerhall, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Hannah Greenstreet]