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Last Embrace - One4Review

Last Embrace

| On 25, Aug 2013

4 stars ****

An Irish folk take on Romeo and Juliet/Aida is how I would describe this.

It’s a very nicely presented story of love between opposing sides during the ‘Troubles’ with the inevitable consequences that intolerance and hate bring. The fight scenes are very well done, no air-punching at all that I could see and very believable kicking.

The live music is excellent although the actual tunes are not that hummable – but lovely nonetheless. Acting was fine, not professional performers so there was a bit of a mix but if anything it made it more real and honest. The simple staging of having everyone on all the time worked really well.

There were quite a few tears in the audience at the end, always a sign of a good show! The ending was not what I was expecting, which was good, but all the same nothing new.

Nicely done overall and great to see an Irish musical at the Fringe!

Review by Alan.

Sweet Grassmarket
Until 24th August, 17:05-18:05

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