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Summerhall, Edinburgh

Love Lies and Taxidermy is the best of titles. It’s also a cracking good yarn and beautifully executed in a three-hander by Remy Beasley, Richard Corgan and Andy Rush. Valentine and Ash fall over one another and fall in love. Their parents complicate things: Valentine’s father is a Polish taxidermist in a failing marriage, Ash’s father sells ice creams out of a van and deals ciggies on the side.

In a break-neck pace their stories unfold, collide and gather momentum as quick as spun candy floss. The Roundabout’s intimate, circular space explores every conceivable angle in a boy meets girl tale full of warmth and humour, fully exploited by George Perrin’s sharply delineated direction.

  • Drama
  • By Paines Plough, Sherman Cymru and Theatr Clwyd
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016
  • Summerhall, Edinburgh
  • Until 28 August 2016
  • Review by Pauline Flannery
  • 22 August 2016

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