Saturday 4 August 2012 | By Nathaniel Meyers
ED2012 Theatre Review: Eurydice (UCLU Runaground)
Get rid of your preconceptions about Greek mythology; this is refreshingly accessible for all, not just the seasoned theatregoer. This adaptation of the tragic tale of Orpheus and Eurydice brilliantly fuses physical theatre, dance and puppetry, while the classy and natural acting steers well clear of seeming forced – Melissa Taylor gives an especially standout performance as Eurydice. The modernised script has unexpected comic value too, particularly in Rob Thomson’s memorable performance as Lord of the Underworld. Meticulously directed, simply staged and accompanied by a jaunty soundtrack, the main reason this show is so enjoyable is that it does not take itself too seriously, picking a timeless Greek myth from the scrapheap of history and giving it a glorious makeover for the Fringe.
C eca, 1-27 Aug (not 14), 3.20pm
tw rating 5/5 | [Nathaniel Meyers]