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Urban Death (Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group)

By | Published on Friday 17 August 2018

As an endurance horror show, ‘Urban Death’ plays on shock value, exposing the audience to scenes that range from necrophilia to genocide to child abuse. In this regard it did not disappoint: playing with the audience’s expectations and inhibitions, Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group gave us a thrilling, atmospheric experience. Although I feel the piece would have had a more pervasive effect if it had been more structured or thematic, it partially made up for this through the talents of the cast and crew. The direction was superb and the actors both brilliantly cast and incredibly skilled. The disturbing nature of many of the scenes, although they appeared to be included only for shock factor, nevertheless made the show hauntingly memorable.

Sweet Grassmarket, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Lucy Caradog]