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OTOSOTR (Anatoliy Ogay and Tatyana Kim)

By | Published on Saturday 18 August 2018

Anatoliy Ogay tells the story of his grandfather, a Soviet soldier of Korean descent, alongside his own story of trying to make sense of his grandfather’s past. He plays all the roles, from soldier to waiter in a French restaurant (which leads to a bizarre discussion about whether bread counts as its own course), but all this jumping around confused me very early on. Ogay plays atmospheric music, which complements his intense, compelling performance, but he also slams on the keyboard at every important moment, which quickly becomes tiresome. Perhaps this show would be more comprehensible to someone with an in-depth knowledge of World War Two, but for me (A-Level History) it was just too difficult to follow.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Marni Appleton]