Sadly, this show suffers somewhat from the short Fringe guide description which plays up the dance and circus aspect of this show. A few minutes of trapeze work and some climbing do not “circus” make,

and punters who come looking for acrobatic displays are likely to go away disappointed.

Instead, focus on the description of Images as a “raw, honest work”. In this context it should live up to, and perhaps even surpass, expectations. The two female cast members deliver a series of monologues and some duologues, reflecting on isolation, personal space and the loneliness of living in a city where people seldom stray outside their own “bubble”.

These vignettes are augmented with a smattering of dance and aerial work. The two female cast members are graceful and the use of movement unquestionably complements the script. However it is the words that pack the biggest punch. Sitting on the floor of a dark room as a succession of characters discuss their unbearable yearning for sensation turns out to be a highly emotional experience in the hands
of these gifted performers.

This unusually intimate, unashamedly brave and vulnerable experience is a welcome respite from the more slick and superficial offerings which sometimes threaten to flood the Fringe.

3-29 Aug (not 15) 1630 (1725) @ C eca

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