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Alcatraz Preview – 6/8/2010

scenes from the alcatraz preview

It seems the name Aireborne Theatre carries some weight on the streets of the queue for alcatrazEdinburgh. Today, for the second day in a row, audiences were queuing around the block to get in to an Aireborne production.

Today saw the preview of Alcatraz, a slick, stylish and atmospheric piece of theatre, the result of a collaboration between Lucy Arnold, Nick Coupe, Ben Luke, Amy Powell Yeates, Adam Robinson and Grace Staniland.

The preview was flawless, with brilliant performances all round from James Askill, Laura Deacon, Edmund Digby-Jones, Tilly Michell and Amy Powell Yeates. I’m told there were a few scary moments before the house opened: disobedient audio equipment, scenery making unscheduled exits, that kind of thing. As audience members we were all blissfully unaware, the only outward sign being a terrorised Nick Coupe (Director) who looked like he might pass out by the time the curtain came down. He needn’t have worried, the whole thing was exceptional… get yourself up to see it immediately, if not sooner.