Theatre review: Tango Theatre – Woman of Shadow
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review: Tango Theatre: Woman of Shadow, Woman of Light, C Aguila (Venue 21), reviewed by Claire Smith
Stories and songs from the early days of Argentine tango are loosely woven together in this musical storytelling show.
Dressed in a curious costume meant to be half virgin, half whore, Patrissia Cuberos accompanies herself on the guitar, singing tango and milonga songs.
Her idea is to present different chapters of her unpublished novel on different days of her Fringe run. If anyone cares to come back every day they will hear the whole story. The performer acknowledges her approach might be confusing – and it is. She might have been better to put the whole story into one show.
Yet Cuberos is warm, with a lovely voice. And the extracts from her story of a rich girl who falls from grace are eloquent and evocative. For all the show’s faults, somehow you don’t regret an hour in her company.
Until August 26. Today 4:35pm
Originally published in The Scotsman