Theatre review: Breaker
Edinburgh Fringe Scotsman review: Breaker at Underbelly (Venue 61), reviewed by Matt Trueman
A remote island off Scotland is scarred by the deaths of five children.
Danny – a journalist with ties to the island – wants to get to the bottom of its ghostly folklore, but, as he finds on encountering teacher Sunna, this is a wounded community that doesn’t trust stories.
Adapted from an Icelandic play by Salka Gudmundsdottir, Breaker is unconvincing hokum. Within minutes of meeting, two strangers start spilling their guts and don’t let up for an hour.
MORE INFO: Breaker at Underbelly (Venue 61), until 25 August
Originally published in The Scotsman