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Published on

August 14, 2016

REVIEW: Us/Them, Summerhall - Edinburgh Festival ✭✭✭✭✭

By

pauldavies

Us/Them at Summerhall - Edinburgh Festival

Us/Them

Summerhall

13 August 2016

5 Stars

Book Now The 2004 siege of Number One school in Belsen by Chechen separatists is in danger of fading from Western memory. This outstanding production by BRONKS ensures you will not forget, and you will always remember this production. The genius of the show is that the performers, Gytha Paramentier and Roman Van Houtven, perform as children presenting a morning assembly. They chalk out the school buildings on the stage, sing patriotic songs, and are gender competitive in their desire to tell the story " correctly". The effect of propaganda and the demands of shaping the story in a way acceptable to the authorities are clear. Their physical performances are outstanding, the staging highly inventive. Balloons become bombs, string restricts the space, the terror is worked out as a maths calculation. Haunting and mesmerising, this is the best the Fringe has to offer- a devastating piece.

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ABOUT BRITISHTHEATRE

BritishTheatre.com
Opening Night Media Ltd
3rd Floor, 80 St. Martin’s Lane
Covent Garden
London WC2N 4AA

The British Theatre website has been established to celebrate the rich and diverse theatrical culture of the United Kingdom.  Our ethos revolves around encouraging and nurturing the performing arts in all its forms. The spirit of theatre is very much alive and the British Theatre website is at the forefront of delivering news and information to audiences and enthusiasts everywhere. Our team of theatre journalists and reviewers are working hard to cover productions and news.


We are constantly developing the site and are always open to receiving feedback from our readers. Join our mailing list to be kept informed of all the latest news that is of interest to you..