Faslane (Jenna Watt in association with Showroom and Contact)
By Hannah Greenstreet | Published on Saturday 13 August 2016
“I’m aiming to be totally transparent”, Jenna Watt declares at the start of her performance lecture about Trident. This does not mean she doesn’t have an opinion, rather that she wants to show the debate in all its human complexity, as a spectrum rather than as a binary. Watt is an engaging performer, and it’s fascinating to get an insight into how she formed her opinion about the nuclear deterrent. Watt recounts interviews she conducted with family members who work at Faslane, as well as with activists. Although the show could have explored the debate in more detail, and involved the audience more, ‘Faslane’ thoughtfully interweaves the personal and political. It is entertaining, open-minded and clear-sighted.
Summerhall, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Hannah Greenstreet]