Razing Eddie (Horizon Arts with Richard Jordan Productions Ltd)
By Lauren Houghton | Published on Sunday 12 August 2012
Bad lad Eddie is out of prison and intends to set his life back on track. Forcing himself on the mercy of his ex-girlfriend, Eddie finds a lot of things have changed since he left, most notably the fact that both of them are now being haunted by ghosts from their past. This rather harrowing production features extremely powerful acting and takes a hard look at the culture of football hooliganism and casual violence. The constant high level of emotion can be exhausting so the flashes of dark humour are much appreciated, but they do nothing to lessen the hard-hitting scenes as the play explores how one moment of madness can shatter a life. Not to be missed.
Underbelly Cowgate, 5-26 Aug (not 13), 12.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Lauren Houghton]