Theatre review: Going For Gold
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review: Going For Gold at theSpace on North Bridge (Venue 36), reviewed by David Pollock
The Fringe won’t thank you to be reminded that the Olympics ever came to London, but those reduced crowds were a year ago now. In which case, when the opening-ceremony theme kicks in, this ensemble piece already feels somewhat dated; neither a historical play nor entirely contemporary.
It tries to tell the hidden stories of these fictional female athletes, including one who’s having an affair with her disgraced trainer and another whose envious mother suffers from physical and emotional abuse from her partner. The performances are reasonable and the scenarios believable, although not entirely free from cliché or a strident sense of worthiness.
Until 22 August.
More info: Going For Gold is at theSpace on North Bridge
Originally published in The Scotsman