Emerald Diaries (Kingdom Theatre Company)
By Bethan Highgate-Betts | Published on Sunday 14 August 2016
Set in the rehearsal studio of “the best Irish dance troupe in Leith”, ‘Emerald Diaries’ tells the story of two young Scottish lovers, that classic tale of boy on leave from the Navy meets girl in an Irish dance troupe. Unfortunately the plot is often confusing and, even with some strong performances, it’s hard to tell what’s going on. With original music, and produced in association with Scotland’s award-winning Siamsoir Irish dance company, its the dancing where the show really comes to life. Powerful, intricate routines by confident dancers really make it a show worth watching. Although it can sometimes feels like the dance routines have been shoehorned into the story, when they’re that good you really don’t mind!
Greenside @ Nicolson Square, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]