Sunday, August 10, 2008

"Restitution" - Edinburgh Fringe 2008

This is why we go to the Fringe.
This two handed play written by Emily Juniper which she performs along with Peter Tilly is quite simply a beautiful piece of theatre. Tilly is Robert who is continuing his late mother's quest to locate a painting that was stolen from her family by the Nazis. And now he's found it... loaned to the gallery in which Berta works; and 'owned' by her mother.

Robert passionately makes his case to Berta of what finding the painting means to him but it becomes clear that they have different ideas as to how the problem should be resolved. Both Juniper and Tilly give wonderfully charged performances - Juniper's candlelit descriptions of the painting are enchanting.

Restitution runs at Rocket @ Demarco Roxy Art House at 3.45p.m. until 25 August.