ED2012 5/5 Reviews ED2012 Theatre Reviews

ED2012 Theatre Review: Mother Tongue (Brick Theatre)

By | Published on Thursday 16 August 2012

Set against an atmospheric visual backdrop of still and moving images, author Jillian Lauren used physical theatre and rhetoric to tell her moving, autobiographical tale of adoption, womanhood and finding her place in the world. Using a series of monologues, she created the voices of the female figures involved in the complex web of adoption, drawing the audience right into the lives of the troubled, yet determined women. Another dimension was added by telling one woman’s story through the medium of a video diary, providing an intimate insight into her struggle. This was a simply created, beautiful, account. Through Lauren’s compelling performance we felt despair at every failure, and joy at her final triumph in this stunning and provocative production.

Summerhall, 4-15 Aug, 4.00pm
tw rating 5/5 | [Emily Pulsford]


GET MORE TW


SIGN UP TO THREEWEEKS FOR FREE | READ OUR COVERAGE OF CULTURE IN LONDON

OR READ MORE ABOUT: |

  • Luke Wright: The stay-at-Fringe dandy
  • Sofie Hagen: Bubblewrapped
  • Idil Sukan: Awarding the comedy creatives
  • Michael Legge: Telling it like it is
  • Adam Riches: Rich pickings in Coach Coach’s Fringe team
  • Ali McGregor: All That Jazzamatazz
  • ThreeWeeks Editors’ Awards presented for 2015
  •