REVIEW: Funeral Flowers, Pleasance Pop-Up, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭✭✭

Funeral Flowers Edinburgh Fringe

Mark Ludmon reviews Funeral Flowers, written and performed by Emma Dennis-Edwards, at the Pleasance Pop-Up at Edinburgh Fringe Funeral Flowers Pleasance Pop-Up at 21 Broughton Street, Edinburgh Fringe Five stars Book Now A large apartment on Edinburgh’s Broughton Street has been turned into a performance space by The Pleasance for this year’s Fringe, home to Power Play, a programme exploring gender inequality through immersive theatre. A highlight of the line-up is Emma Dennis-Edwards’ powerful new play, Funeral Flowers, which certainly touches on the programme’s theme but is also a hard-hitting, heartbreaking story of a young woman’s resilience against the odds. In a brilliantly sustained performance by the author herself, the play presents us with Angelique, a 17-year-old who has embarked on a course in floristry at college while living in care because her mother is in prison. We meet Angelique at the front door of 21 Broughton Street and she … Read more

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