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A Mirrored Monet – Greenside @ Nicholson Square
Scotland

A Mirrored Monet – Greenside @ Nicholson Square

A marvelous performance. With excellent acting and the intricate staging and visual effects being a feast for the eyes, this performance is certainly one for the books. A Mirrored Monet written by Carmel Owen, directed by Fraser Grant and music directed by Neil Metcalfe is certainly one to be remembered. The show focuses on the life of Monet. Drawing on inspiration from sources like letters, paintings and more, the performance focuses on all aspects of the artist's life covering the ups just as much as the downs. In a series of flashbacks Monet’s life is unraveled. Within these flashbacks we meet Camille (Monet’s first wife) who in this run was played by the understudy Kim Shepherd. We also meet other artists Monet associated himself with such as the likes of Renoir (played by Chris Do...
At That Time, Byeon – Greenside @ Nicholson Square
Scotland

At That Time, Byeon – Greenside @ Nicholson Square

Ever watched a radio play created on stage? Seeing actors and crew create the sounds of the story is fascinating. Add the techniques of Korean silent films and you can start to imagine the entrancing ability of this black comedy from acclaimed Theatre Haddangse. Set during the Japanese occupation of Korea and apparently based on a real murder, ‘At That Time, Byeon’ presents the case of a maid’s death, closed without the murderer established. There are occasional moments of Korean, always clear in general meaning as well as great to hear - being the performers’ own language - but the production is mostly in English. A troupe of 6 entertainers, decked out in black and white with carefully chosen touches of red, play against a white paper screen, put too fine use, including for pro...