The Fly in the Fridge
- Siân Hickson
- 12 August 2010
This article is from 2010.
No flies on this
This is what the Fringe is all about. One ersatz stage, one stepladder, and one immensely talented performer. Karin de la Penha enacts the traumatic true story of an Orphean journey through an underworld of heroin and prostitution.
At times almost unbearably painful to watch, the actress is nonetheless utterly mesmerising as she spins us a host of characters, including the eponymous fly. This is fast-moving theatre that demands audience concentration, but powerful storytelling and protean performance make this a bare-bones theatrical triumph.
Sweet Grassmarket, 226 0000 until 29 Aug, 6.15pm, £9.50 (£8.50).