Theatre review: After Ever Happily
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review: After Ever Happily at theSpace @ Surgeons’ Hall (Venue 53), reviewed by David Pollock
There’s a moody psychological thriller all primed and ready to go here, as an institutionalised young woman remains sure in the conviction that she is Red Riding Hood, relating to her doctor in graphic terms the scene of horror at her grandma’s house and the act of violence she had to commit to escape.
The tension is built up skilfully, with a trio of young actors who don’t rush their lines and lighting and sound design which is low-key and effective. Yet from the point the focus shifts to her doctor, it looks as though the piece has run out of ideas of what to do, and it ends abruptly and inconclusively.
Until 17 August. Today 7:05pm
More info: After Ever Happily is at theSpace @ Surgeons’ Hall
Originally published in The Scotsman