Thursday 23 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Theatre Review: Molly Naylor And The Middle Ones – My Robot Heart (Show And Tell / Escalator East To Edinburgh)

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I went to this with romantic woes lying rather heavily on me. I left knowing what was really important again. Molly Naylor tells a story while the Middle Ones sit cross-legged on the floor, providing the seamless soundtrack with instruments like a child’s xylophone and a suitcase. But first she tells us the story behind it, involving her own break-up and a robot called Kenji who was programme to fall in love. Never does this show tip over into the saccharine, due to Naylor’s wit and original comparison which brings new insight into the illogical nature of being in love, whether robot or human; for as she points out, in scientific terms, it is very similar to being mentally ill.

Pleasance Courtyard, 1-27 (not 13), 3.25pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Lia Sanders]

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