Once on this Island is set in the French Antilles in the Caribbean sea and tells the story of Ti-Moune, a peasant girl, who falls in love with a son of a rich landowner, Daniel. The islands’ class divide between rich and poor means the couple’s love is star-crossed. With beautiful scenery, colourful costumes and slick dancing FCT give a performance that sparkles with energy; Song Rain stands out as vibrant chorus number and Ti-Moune’s dance at a ball is uplifting as she demonstrates pride in her individuality. This amateur dramatic production was filled with family and friends and despite a few shaky notes, it was lovely to see some promising young performers take part in such a creative enterprise.
Inverleith Church Hall, 6-11 Aug, 7.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Isobel Rogers]