Hailing from St Petersburg, Russia, Hand Made Theatre light up the dreariest of afternoons with their Fringe debut, ‘Time for Fun’. This hour-long choreography of the hands, ten pairs to be exact, is nothing short of a creative marvel and you may well wonder how it is possible to sustain a show like this for that long, but it is. Hands aside (for now at least), the performers, alumni of Russia’s State Theatre Arts Academy, show a great command of the body, in execution and timing as well as a sensitivity to themselves and each other. You’ve got to hand it to them, this no thrills production is inventive, ingenious and warms the heart of rain-soaked Edinburgh.
Assembly Roxy, 5-27 Aug, 2.30pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Lucinda Al-Zoghbi]