Taiwan Season: The Delusion of Home
  • Edinburgh Fringe

From the Chiayi area of southern Taiwan comes this strong and original documentary-style depiction of local contemporary life refracted through one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies. Oyster farming and Taoist funeral rites are as much of a touchstone as King Lear in Our Theatre's character-driven study of displacement, poverty, homelessness and the search for meaning and renewal. Live performance and projections are used with skilful intelligence to engage the audience's senses while illuminating some stark human truths. And yet the production isn't devoid of biting wit. How, it asks, can theatre connect with people?

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