Orpheus and Eurydice: Fringe Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The tragic Greek tale of loss and undying love is re-awakened here in an adaptation that combines classic verse and modern language with a refreshing musical accompaniment. A relatively sparse set leaves the audience to imagine the flourishing forests above and the destitute loneliness of the underworld; allusions to modern references illustrate that this is an adaptation that seeks to move away from the classic story whilst retaining its unique essence. Sadly this comes across as ambiguous, and the acting performances are poor, meaning that overall, this isn’t a great experience even though the impressive voices of the lead characters are a saving grace. Recommended only for hardcore fans of Greek tragedy and musicals.

C, 3 – 16 Aug, 10.55pm (11.45pm), free, fpp230.

tw rating 2/5

Taken from Three Weeks, published online Tue Aug 16th 2011.

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