Friday 31 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Theatre Review: The Agony And The Ecstasy Of Steve Jobs (Gilded Balloon)

ED2012 4/5 Reviews ED2012 Theatre Reviews

Mike Daisey’s funny and poignant play addresses the life of Steve Jobs by focusing on two different stories, one on the creation and changing face of Apple and one on the writer’s own trip to China where the products are made, and the sweatshops he found them being created in. While it is performed by Grant O’Rourke, it feels very much like a personal monologue, as the actor is emotional and believable. The writing is at times amusing and often quite shocking, as we learn of Daisey’s interviews with the Chinese workers and the appalling conditions they found themselves in. An affecting and powerful play and one that will stick in the mind for a long time after it has been watched.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 1-27 Aug (not 14), 2.15pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Lauren Houghton]

OR READ MORE ABOUT: |

  • ThreeWeeks returns to help you navigate Edinburgh’s big three weeks
  • Máire Clerkin: Confessions of a dodgy Irish dancer
  • Three To See ED2015: Youth Events
  • Three To See ED2015: Exhibitions
  • Yianni: Transgressing the ‘line’
  • ThreeWeeks in Edinburgh 2015 – we’re back for year 20!
  •