Theatre review: Nobel
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review: Nobel at Zoo (Venue 124), reviewed by Sue Wilson
Banality masquerading as profundity, mystifyingly harnessed to bad physical theatre – the kind hashed together by people with no training – are the salient features of this irritating show.
A young woman’s diagnosis of terminal cancer is the prompt for a scattershot succession of rhetorical questions and hot-button issues to be raised – stem cell research, designer babies, euthanasia – via lines like “It is natural for everyone to die”, and “Different parents will make different choices”, while the movement sequences express little more than inchoate angst.
Until 26 August. Today 12:30pm
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Originally published in The Scotsman