ED2022 4/5 Reviews ED2022 Theatre Reviews

The Penelopiad (Muchmuchmore Theatre)

By | Published on Friday 26 August 2022

This is why young people should continue to bring shows to the Fringe. I loved it, it competes on every level. Margaret Atwood’s acclaimed addition to the Odyssey relates the story of Penelope, who is left by husband Odysseus for the duration of the Trojan wars and his equally long and perilous journey home. Creatively adapted for the stage, this is one of the better shows I’ve seen this year. Excellent direction makes the most of the young people’s talents, energy – and (contrasting with so many Fringe shows) their numbers! The show is delivered at a good professional level, with excellent ensemble and consistently inventive movement, music, singing, costumes and staging. A great experience for both audience and young people.

C aquila, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Alan Cranston]