The Empire Builders
  • Edinburgh Fringe

The Dupont family is prompted by an indefinable terror (the noise) to flee upward from apartment to apartment into ever more constricting circumstances. They are constantly on the run and their world is forever narrowing. A mysterious woman (the schmrz) appears everywhere they go and they continually maltreat her despite refusing to recognise her existence. But the schmrz never dies. New production of Boris Vian's superlative 1959 dark comedy from award-winning director Aleksandar Popovski and designed by Selin Iscan. Performed in Turkish with English surtitles. Absurdist theatre to delight. **** (ThreeWeeks). 'Unshakable performance' (