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Shit (MILKE and Dee & Cornelius)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2019

While this play doesn’t quite match the title (ie, it’s not shit) it was a little disappointing. It started boldly, with a self-aware scene laden with profanity, discussing the use – and potential overuse – of swear words. What unfolded thereafter was a fragmented account of three girls (of indeterminate age) in some kind of social care (of indeterminate nature) who having suffered some kind of trauma (you guessed it – indeterminate). The dialogue scenes were interspersed with sequences of stylised movement, which seemed to be reflecting the girls’ institutionalisation, but really just served to break the tension and disrupt the rhythm of the piece. This time, I feel, would have been better served giving us more of the girls’ stories. 

Summerhall, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andy Leask]