100-Word Fringe: “The Infant” at Pleasance Forth

Day one and already felled by expectations. Les Enfants Terribles have brought some of my favourites to Edinburgh in past years: combining puppetry, shadow-play and intense sound and movement to create otherworldly characters. The Infant, while technically flawless and beautifully rendered, is less ambitious – a man, a woman, and a crazed interrogation about their four-year-old son’s drawing. The performances – particularly of interrogators Costigan and Samedi – are exquisitely paced, and the use of the minimalist door-framed set is perfection. But what is perfection without depth? This Godot-esque tease has toned down the tricks without notching up the character.

The Infant is playing at the Pleasance Forth until August 29th.

Tickets: £8.50

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About alfla

Playwright, screenwriter, sometime improv enthusiast and full-time television lover. You know, in THAT way.
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