David Leddy’s Sub Rosa at Edinburgh Fringe

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  • 3 August 2010

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David Leddy’s Sub Rosa at Edinburgh Fringe

Gothic Victorian promenade show tours working Masonic lodge

After its triumphant debut at Glasgow Citizens Theatre in early 2009, David Leddy’s gothic Victorian promenade show transfers to a working Masonic lodge, full of the requisite hidden nooks and crannies that lent the original production its eerie atmosphere. Leddy assembles a memorable collection of theatre ghosts who lead the audience from room to room gradually telling the story of a chorus girl who burned to death beneath the stage while the show carried on above.

Hill Street Theatre, 226 6522, 7–30 Aug (not 10, 17, 24), every 20 mins from 10.20–11.20pm & midnight–12.40am, £10–£15. Previews 5 & 6 Aug, £7.

David Leddy's 'Sub Rosa'

  • 4 stars

A late-night gothic Victorian promenade for small audiences in a Masonic lodge, by award-winning 'theatrical maverick' (Financial Times) and 'site-specific genius' (Scotsman). A haunting, darkly comic tale of yet another chorus girl burning to death. Meet Flora McIvor and witness her meteoric rise to power in a corrupt…