Edinburgh Festival: Substance (1 star)

Depictions of a woman being thrown about and raped by a crusty, chauvinistic gang leader aren’t made any more palatable by being portrayed through physical theatre.

Rather than critique the horrors it depicts, Traverse 50 writer Eva O’Connor’s script simply plonks them in front of you.

It’s an unpleasant and unnecessary experience.

Written for The Scotsman

 

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