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My Love Lies Frozen In The Ice (Dead Rabbits Theatre)

By | Published on Thursday 22 August 2019

The true story of the explorer Solomon Andre, the first person to fly to the North Pole in a hydrogen balloon, is brought to life in this highly inventive production. Cleverly utilising the simplest of props and physicality, Dead Rabbits Theatre transport us to sublime landscapes and perilous conditions. Most visually striking was the huge white sheath enveloping the stage, one minute resembling the rough arctic seas and the next, an impenetrable wall of ice. As epic as their expedition may have been, however, it felt like there was more to explore here – not just in the arctic but within the narrative itself. Nonetheless, the storytelling is boundlessly creative, making for the most heart-warming and enjoyable time you’re likely to experience in that frosty region of the world.

Pleasance Dome, until 25 Aug.
tw Rating 4/5 | [Amy Bonar]