Royal Conservatoire of Scotland: Atlantic: A Scottish Story, 5 stars ***** - One4Review
one4review | On 11, Aug 2017
One of two new shows sharing similar themes, Atlantic: A Scottish Story follows the lives of two young childhood friends through a whole generation of growing up and apart. One leaves their traditional family home on a Scottish island, one stays, have they made the right choices?
Overall this is an excellent piece of work, joyous and wholesome with a family/community spirit. The writing partnership of Noisemaker have once again created a beautiful score and linked in some traditional Scottish songs, the band giving us a lovely celtic feel whilst never being overpowering.
The singing is excellent, occasionally a bit quiet (no mics) but a joy to listen to and the acting and characters are instantly likeable with lovely progressions from childhood to adulthood.
The direction works well although there are several scenes on the floor and if you are more than a few rows back you can’t see them. Choreography is appropriate and works well, especially in the water scene later on.
A really lovely piece, the two Atlantic shows make excellent complements to each other and well worth catching.
Review by Alan.
Assembly Hall (on the Mound)
Until 27th (odd dates, not 21st)