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Holden Street Theatres
Until 17 Mar 2013

Review by Fran Edwards

Translated from Icelandic, this script has form and power. The setting is a remote island and the script is delivered with the strong Scottish accents that give it authenticity – though this also makes it difficult to follow until your ear is attuned. However, this doesn’t matter as the physicality of the opening leaves no doubt as to what is happening.

Directed by Graeme Maley, this tale, written by Salka Gudmundsdottier, has strength and needs no set trappings to reveal its power, just strong acting. This is provided by Hannah Donaldson and Finn den Hertog who are nicely balanced and spark against each other beautifully. The music by Andy Cowan adds just the right touch.

This poetic, dark tale of legend and loss is well worth putting on your list of Fringe productions to see!

Rating: 4.5 stars (out of 5)