Poetry and storytelling

Poetry and storytelling

Baby Reindeer by Richard Gadd, Summerhall, Review

Award winner Richard Gadd performs a tense and deeply personal view into his complicated relationship with an unbalanced stalker. Martha is a middle-aged woman who met Gadd when he was working as a bartender. By offering her a free tea, he lights the powder keg, a chain reaction leading to more mistakes, broken relationships, losing his home and even physical violence. The story unfolds like a thriller, every turn leading us to a darker development.

Rats' Tales, Greenside, Review

This performance would appease parents at a drama club showing but not as a Fringe Production. A cast of young adults stumble through seven stories by Carol Ann Duffy, our beloved Poet Laureate of the last ten years. They dress in Victorian styled black and white lace with shocking white face paint and red lips. That’s unfortunately where the attention to detail ends. This was little more than a dry reading of Melly Still’s dramatisation of Duffy’s folk tales.