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Four Star Review for The Track of the Cat

track of the catThe Track of the Cat reviewed by ThreeWeeks www.edinburgh.threeweeks.co.uk

bearplate in association with C theatre

An eerie stillness consumes the dimly lit space from start to finish in this spookily compelling adaptation of Walter van Tilburg Clark’s novel, set in Sierra Nevada in 1900. The employment of an all female cast (aside from haunting music performed sensitively by Benni Hemm Hemm) is intriguing and, on paper, probably shouldn’t work – but somehow it does. Each actress contributes a commanding presence as the group portrays the superstitions, uncontrollable fears and stifling tensions within the Bridges household. The simple uniform of black dresses and constant onstage group formation is reminiscent of a Greek chorus, whilst the play’s style is wonderfully evocative of Arthur Miller’s masterpieces. Understated yet powerful direction and writing result in a chilling and Crucible-esque piece. Worth seeing.

C Venue 4 – 30 Aug, 8.10pm, £8.50 – £11.50,

Track of the Cat written by Chris Fittock (Workshop Theatre Graduate)