Edinburgh Festival: Yellow Pears (2 stars)

The homogeneous one-size-fits-all corporate world is closing in and a market stall faces being closed down. That is, unless manager Raz and her assistant Itzy can stop it. The pair’s outfits are as thrown together as the stuff they’re selling, but they are a likeable duo, played with heart by performers and devisors Rose McPhilemy and India Crawford.

Less successful is the story, which, cut with physical theatre and dance, uses surreal imagery without making it apparent why. As a critique of modern consumerism it has things to say but the esoteric style doesn’t make them any less obvious.

Written for The Scotsman

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: