Ivory Wings

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Wed, 14th Aug 19
Seen at the Edinburgh Fringe.

A look at dementia through one woman's experience late in life when music brings back memories of the war, her role in the ATA delivering aircraft and her husband - but not her daughter and grandchildren who are visiting. The sadness of losing a grip on the world is explored but not as fully as the war experiences of this woman and her husband who was a prisoner of war in the far east. Ultimately, the play couldn't really decide what its focus was and lost some of its power. Live music was effective but the voice of the daughter was then curiously recorded - the fuzzy nature, indicative of the woman's confusion, could, I felt, have been overlayed over delivery by the actress who played the piano and delivered the family photo.


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