Dead Living (3 stars)

This article is from 2007.

Dead Living

Global warming drama

Multinational corporations usually come under fire in climate change debates, but just last month, one such giant, Coca-Cola Enterprises, announced plans to cut down the amount of water it uses by six percent and reduce energy used for lighting by 50 percent. Meanwhile much of the UK population still leaves televisions on standby and refuses to make the simple swap to energy-saving light bulbs.

So, when global warming wipes us out who should we blame? This provocative Fringe piece takes place in two separate dimensions, the land of the living, where Coca-Cola sends a team of explorers to Antarctica in search of the freshest water, and The City, a holding pen for the recently deceased. As a new disease threatens to exterminate humanity, could it be mother earth’s revenge? Based on a novel, the narrative alone makes for an interesting show and despite the fact that they don’t always work, be ready for some exciting experimental vocal and physical techniques. (Nicola Husband)

The Gilded Balloon Teviot, 6681633, until 25 Aug, 3.15pm, £8–£9 (£7–£8).

Dead Living

  • 3 stars

Global warming drama that makes use of some exciting vocal and physical techniques. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'

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