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The Egg Is A Lonely Hunter (Lisa Richards)

By | Published on Wednesday 22 August 2018

Hannah Mamils has a quietly commanding presence and a beguiling, charming tone that draws us into her strange world, where dreams and reality blur and the two become slowly indistinguishable. The absurd tone is set when, after an unfortunate egg and spoon race, her irrational fear of eggs becomes public knowledge. And, more unfortunately for her, one of the local boys uses this knowledge to taunt her. Blending the mundane and the otherworldly, she speaks of talking horses, beached wales and a very precarious black hole that’s inexplicably emerged near the local primary school, making for some wry moments of humour. At times, the piece feels too static, never fully building to all that it could amount to, but her surreal storytelling still manages to engage.

Summerhall, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Amy Bonar]