Thursday 23 August 2012 | By Iain Martin
ED2012 Theatre Review: Thread (Nutshell)
Down a narrow alleyway in a tiny church hall, the audience is invited to take part in the 20th and final Burntisland Beetle Drive before sharing in the memories of lifelong friends Izzy, Joan and William. It’s an absolute delight, as the cast of three play out various passages from their lives, creating an authentic picture of small town Scottish life, in a uniquely intimate performance space that at times sees the actors virtually performing in the audience’s laps. It is warm, funny and builds towards a heartbreaking end that could leave even the most stoic of souls with a lump in their throat. Shows like this are what make the Fringe so great. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Assembly St Mark’s, 3-26 Aug (not 6, 13, 20), times vary.
tw rating 5/5 | [Iain Martin]