Edinburgh Festival: Mirjam / Crawling from the Wreckage

Roberta Mock
Thursday 18 August 1994 23:02 BST

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Louise Thomas

Louise Thomas


One essential prop links these short plays exploring the post-war reintegration of female Auschwitz survivors: a cast-iron bed, where the women's experiences come back to them. Crawling from the Wreckage conveys the nightmare almost exclusively through monologues, which is perhaps why Mirjam is more successful: the actors say 'Remember me' in four different languages, but their silent chest-beating and pointing are far more eloquent.

Demarco's (venue 22), St Mary's School, Albany St (031-558 3371). 4.15pm to 3 Sept (not 21-28 Aug)

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