Night Time (3 stars)

This article is from 2007.


Strangers in the night

At night the world becomes a different place as perfectly innocent objects appear sinister, shadows create threatening corners and noises are amplified. It’s easy for your imagination to get the better of you, an experience Chris (Kananu Kirimi) is all too familiar with in Selma Dimitrijevic’s first full length play.

It’s an exploration of one woman’s night time, a night during which she leaves her home and seeks refuge in the men she encounters, both of whom are caring and kind. However, all may not be as it seems. The dialogue is exchanged in short snappy bursts throughout, which can become frustrating, as she discusses her life and hypothetical situations with these men. Her world literally spins out of control as the boundaries of reality and fantasy merge. Nocturnal noises echo quietly in the distance; footsteps, cars, voices and whistling and as the night wears on the lighting depicts different stages of night shadows. A slow burner, it explores the confusion in one woman’s head. Though the idea is not new, this is an unusual insight into a confused mind. (Greer Ogston)

Traverse 3: The University of Edinburgh Drill Hall, 228 1404, until 26 Aug (not 13, 20), times vary, £16 (£5–£11).

Night Time

  • 3 stars

Selma Dimitrijevic's 'Night Time' is a taut noir thriller set in a beguiling world of dream, danger and fantasy. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

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