STORYBOOK
Theatre Zoo, Edinburgh
August, 1993

Derek Nisbet's remarkable violin score underpins this fibrous, thoughtful piece by Made of Clay Theatre (they take their name seriously the set is largely composed of mud).  The clash between an agitprop storyteller and a feudal régime is used to examine the power of the imagination to alter brute reality. It's a world of ghosts and "voices" where words can be used as weapons but history is still written by the victors. Sparse, stark visuals serve as a firm foundation for the verbal battles that are the play's substance.

Written for The Independent.

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