Angel By Henry Naylor (Pipeline Productions)
By Patricia-Ann Young | Published on Wednesday 17 August 2016
Watching ‘Angel’ by Henry Naylor make you feel as though you’ve been transported from plush, safe Edinburgh to a small, dangerous town on the border of Syria. We nervously follow young Rehana, as she endures the horrors of ISIL closing in on her and her way of life. Director Michael Cabot strips things back completely, letting his exceedingly capable actor Filipa Bragança carry this one-woman show, with only a barrel for a piece of set. Bragança is phenomenal as a brave young Syrian girl searching for her father. She makes Naylor’s script wonderfully, terrifyingly vivid, in an incredibly moving performance. Important, frightening, and happening now, ‘Angel’ reminds us that the atrocities some of our generation are living through are not that far away.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Patricia-Ann Young]