City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Tobacco Road, Pleasance Courtyard, Review


By Imogen Rowe - Posted on 05 August 2018

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Show details
Company: 
Incognito Theatre Company
Running time: 
50mins
Production: 
Roberta Zuric (Director) Hannah Wisher (Producer) Freya Jeffries (Stage Manager) Zak Nemorin (Choreographer) Oscar Macguire (Sound Designer) Sophia Pardon (Designer) Lisa Connell (Fight Choreographer)
Performers: 
Angus Doughty, Jennie Eggleton, Atlanta Hayward, George John, Alex Maxwell

You know the Peaky Blinders; meet the Tobacco Roaders. Returning after critical and popular fringe success for the last three years, Incognito have a brand-new production to get the blood pumping.

London, 1920s. Gang culture is rife and the hierarchy people care about is on the street. A fighter, a dreamer and a pragmatist won’t get far on their own, but when they are nicked by a couple of professional thieves, the ladies decide to make their own luck. Setting up business in a tobacco warehouse, the Tobacco Road gang are born.

In a dog eat dog world, success comes when man and women work together. But the hedonistic and tempting life of an outlaw at the top of their game has its dangers, and when a good thing comes it’s hard not to want more. The gang ruptures and the stakes are higher than ever.

Incognito never fail to be excellent. This is their first original production, and it is slick, sharp and sexy, combining physical theatre with their storytelling to make it fast paced and seamless. This company is incredibly exciting to watch, being subtle and intelligent at the same time as being punchy and loud. There are some cracking performances from all five cast members, but the best thing is the ensemble and the tight knit team that bring the script leaping and cheering onto the stage. Incognito is a company that oozes talent and panache, and Tobacco Road is a must see of this year’s fringe.

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