Theatre review: Snap
Edinburgh Fringe Scotsman review: Snap, theSpace on the Mile (Venue 39b), review by David Pollock
Simon Parker’s play bristles with invention even as its deficiencies let it down somewhat.
There is much to admire in this tale of a 17-year-old girl whose stepfather’s fascination with her appears to be an ugly obsession, not least the actress playing her mother’s accurate blend of prissiness and reserve, and the stepdad’s vivid breakdown during a climactic PechaKucha demonstration of how the work of Francesca Woodman powerfully emphasises the distinction between sexual attraction and appreciation of beauty.
Yet some of the performances are patchy and an unedited everything-but-the-kitchen-sink feeling reaches its nadir with an overblown and unnecessary vigilante attack.
Originally appeared in The Scotsman