Edinburgh Festival Day 10 / Eclipsed

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Locked up in a Colditz-style penitentiary in deepest Ireland, fallen women expiate their sin by scrubbing the dirty linen of a community which disowns them. Patricia Burke Brogan's first play shows four such women, forbidden from seeing the men or babies who got them there in the first place, living out their days smoking furtive cigarettes, planning escape and even staging a mock- wedding with Elvis as groom. The play starts slowly, but its strength grows with appealing performances.

Richard Demarco Gallery 17-21 Blackfriars Street (venue 22), 031-557 0707. 3pm. To 29 Aug.

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