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Triptych (Gal Sabo)

By | Published on Thursday 16 August 2018

‘Triptych’s thematic concern is a little nebulous; it touches on identity, embodiment and childhood memories. At certain moments it strives for the serenity of a folded medieval panel; at others, for the surreal anguish of a Francis Bacon canvas. Yet the composition is often crude and cluttered: it’s badly paced, front-loaded with direct audience engagements that could have been more interesting if they were scattered throughout, and is studded with repetitive, overlong movement sequences. Still, there is a charm to ‘Triptych’, and it dwells in the piece’s lovely flourishes; there are moments of genuine connection and warmth between the three performers, some thrilling reveals that come courtesy of the costume design, and touches – like the opening – of genuine stagecraft.

Sweet Grassmarket, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Alexander Hartley]