Monday, 17 August 2015

EdFringe Review: Angel in the Abattoir at the Gilded Balloon

Angel in the Abattoir 
Gilded Balloon (Venue 14)
12:00 / 1 hour
Reviewed on Monday 10th August 2015

Questioning the role of 'the hero' in today's society, Angel in the Abattoir is an intense one-man show. Phil Nichol plays a Spaniard in Edinburgh who goes to extreme lengths to care for the love of his life - even when he gets screwed over by her father, becomes her pimp and delivers her baby

Dave Florez's play takes us from extreme to extreme. There are some thought provoking moments, but also a few leaps and gaps in the story which made me question Nichol's character. Hannah Eidinow's production begins with Nichol clowning about, throwing a bag around the audience (representing the Spanish economy). The piece certainly grabs the attention of its audience, and the dramatic finish makes you think, but some of what happens in-between is questionable. 

Reviewed by Andrew Tomlins (Editor)

Angel in the Abattoir runs at the Gilded Balloon until 31st August 2015.
Click here for info and tickets.

Photo Credit: Dave Florenz

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