Silken Veils (3 stars)

This article is from 2011.

Silken Veils

Tenderly performed memories

We join a Persian woman (Leila Ghaznavi) as she freaks out about her impending nuptials. Using puppetry, silhouette-work and animation to complement live action we are taken on a journey through her memories of Iran, suffused with the poetry of Rumi. A charming and tender portrait of the burden of love, in which the stringed performers shine.

Assembly George Square, 623 3030, until 28 Aug, 3.40pm, £9–£10 (£8–£9).

Silken Veils

  • 3 stars

Nominated for a Fringe First Award 2010. ‘Magical and Enchanting … a joy to watch’ ★★★★★ (Scotsman). ‘A moving story line that carries the audience along’ (, ‘Silken Veils’ is an elegant hybridisation of Rumi poetry, marionettes, shadow work, live performance, animation and contemporary Iranian history.

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