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Move Fast And Break Things (Freight Theatre) 

By | Published on Wednesday 10 August 2022

Isn’t it only right that the man who stole our freedom should himself be exposed? Julia Pilkington and Anna-Kate Golding think so, and they’re out to track down the shadowy Amit, reputedly Google’s surveillance guru. If that makes it sounds like you’re in for a hard-hitting exposé, though, Freight Theatre’s show is a gentler, more elusive creation, as the duo slowly reveal the surveillance and control in their creative process, and even their own personal relationship. It’s a disarmingly powerful show, all kooky naivety that cracks open to reveal disquieting observations, and with nicely judged video work – all-seeing eyes and all-manipulating hands – that fits its purpose perfectly. Though rough and raw in places, it’s nonetheless a provocative hour of theatre. 

Summerhall, until 14 Aug 
tw rating 3/5 | [David Kettle]