Play of the week: Let the Right One In, Dundee Rep Theatre

 

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At odds with its summer premiere, the National Theatre of Scotland’s adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s supernatural coming-of-age novel – later adapted for the cinema – brings the chill of a northern winter to the theatre.

Director John Tiffany (Black Watch) creates a taut hymn to isolation and otherness, while the core outsider love story is drawn with confidence by Martin Quinn as the bullied Oskar and Rebecca Benson as Eli, a reclusive teenage girl who proves to be a vampire. Jack Thorne’s faithful script, Christine Jones’s wonderfully sparse staging and some wildly inventive set-pieces add up to a tightly controlled and satisfying experience.

(01382 223530; dundeereptheatre.co.uk) to 29 Jun

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