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The Cloak And Dagger Show (Three Door Productions)

By | Published on Friday 10 August 2018

This show comprises two discrete halves: firstly, a walking tour, circumnavigating the Grassmarket, and then a short play. The tour moves at a sedate pace, and is short (my Fitbit only clocked 2000 steps or so). It eschews famous figures, focusing instead on the lives of ordinary folk, and is as full of gruesome and gory details as you’d expect, albeit with stronger language than usual. This is followed by a short, two-person play, based on real events. The performances are powerfully intense, and the script – based on a true journal entry – bears the weight of authenticity well. This is capped with a brief Q&A, connecting the play’s violent encounter to the tour’s historical details. Interesting, entertaining, and bloody good fun.

Sweet Grassmarket, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andy Leask]