Genesis: The Mary Shelley Play

2
Seen at the Edinburgh Fringe
By Edfringe19 - 23rd Aug 2019

Hmm, I was really not convinced by this production. Nothing wrong with the script but the standard slot in the Fringe is 60 minutes and this was 70 but needed at least 80 - the result was a madcap rush to get all the words into the alloted time. Some blue pencil would have perhaps helped, as the reult was a bit frantic and left little time for characterisation and little space for the audience to gain a feel for the situation - this was a lazy, idle time by Lake Geneva in a hot summer but the cast were not given the space to deliver that or to provide the changes of pace that the script was crying out for. Personally, I also felt that the nudity was "tacked on", perhaps to spice up the entry in teh programme. Sorry, I was left breathless for all the wrong reasons.


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