Tuesday 21 August 2012 | By Lucinda Al-Zoghbi
ED2012 Musicals Review: Revolution! The Musical (Revolution Arts)
Set in the 1980s against the backdrop of Communist rule in the former Yugoslavia, this show is a fully charged socio-political show which premieres at this year’s Fringe. The company, also Revolution by name and nature, make full use of the auditorium, breaking down the fourth wall to bring the audience right into the heart of the action. Young love blossoms and community thrives, but this is juxtaposed with the harsh brutality of innocent deaths, and these colliding moments highlight the actors’ range with depth and artistic integrity. In places the raw energy is uncontrolled and the singing voices waver under the intensity of emotion, but amid an era of revolution, theatre has never been so poignant.
Paradise in Augstine’s, 4-27 Aug, 8.25pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Lucinda Al-Zoghbi]