Susurrus (4 stars)

  • The List
  • 19 August 2009

This article is from 2009


A triumphant reworking of David Leddy’s boundary-pushing piece of promenade audio-theatre. While at first it feels odd setting off around the Botanics, map in hand, Leddy’s dark tale of an opera singer’s family, loosely based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, quickly takes hold and leads you from location to location. As each episode of the story unfolds, your surroundings, and even the people around you, take on new and dramatic meanings.

Royal Botanic Gardens, 623 3030, until 6 Sep, every half hour 10am–5pm, £8.

David Leddy's 'Susurrus'

  • 4 stars

Listen to the the internationally-acclaimed headphone audio drama based on 'Midsummer Nights Dream' whilst walking in Edinburgh's exquisite Royal Botanic Garden from 'the rising star of Scottish theatre' (Observer) and 'brilliant site-specific theatre-maker' who is 'one of the most interesting writers on the Scottish…