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Three To See 2016: Shows with twins

By | Published on Saturday 30 July 2016


ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time theatre shows featuring twins.

The Convolution Of Pip And Twig | SpaceTriplex | 5-27 Aug
Lots of people are fascinated by twins and the way that the relationship between a pair can be so close and even co-dependent. In ‘The Convolution Of Pip And Twig’, Kara McLane Burke and Siân Richards offer a mesmerising performance as twins who do absolutely everything in the same way, suddenly disrupted by one sister’s decision to take a different path. Sounds excellent.

Ada/Ava by Manual Cinema | Underbelly Potterow | 3-29 Aug (pictured)
This has a similar theme to ‘Pip And Twig’, really, though the cause of the separation of this pair of twins is death, rather than choice. Acclaimed company Manual Cinema use shadow puppets, overhead projectors, actors and live music to tell the story of bereaved sister Ada, who continues a solitary life in a world she and her twin created for two. Expect something poignant, spooky and beautiful.

Twelfth Night or The Ship Of Fools | theSpace On The Mile | 5-13 Aug
Time now for some classic twin action with a twist. Accomplished Fringe regulars Livewire return with a vaguely unrecognisable sounding version of one of the bard’s finest plays, to include a swingalong soundtrack and action aboard British Airways flight 1212. Sounds crazy, but it might just work.