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Putting The Band Back Together (Unfolding Theatre)

By | Published on Wednesday 24 August 2016

Putting The Band Back Together Ed2016

‘Putting the Band Back Together’ is a dedication to the forgotten musical instruments we all have hidden away. With The Futureheads frontman Ross Millard on guitar heading up a core band, the show explores the power of music and our relationship with it. Each performance also features a unique house band, made up of musicians found in the hours before the show. The attempted mix of storytelling and music works fairly well, but for me the format is confused. Unfortunately, obscure sections of physical theatre serve only to undermine the emotional telling of a poignant story – that of late artist Mark Lloyd, and his dream to reunite his old band for a charity gig in the final months of his life.

Northern Stage @ Summerhall, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Stephanie Gray]