Edinburgh Festival: How To Live

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Working with Nigel Charnock, the founder of DV8, Volcano has chopped up Ibsen's late plays, and reassembled the bits to make rough physical theatre. The broken dialogue is performed with a truly electrifying speed and the same blend of guts and precision that marks the company's movement style. The emotions provoked in each tiny tragicomic scene resurface in intercut sequences of brittle back-stage chat. Some will find these exchanges embarrassingly direct, but they engage passionately with Ibsen's texts.

Theatre Workshop (venue 20), 34 Hamilton Place (031-226 5425). 10pm to 27 Aug

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