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EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: SNAP, Assembly, 8 August


In all the years I've been coming to the Fringe, I've never seen anything quite like Snap. Billing the show as "family, magic, cabaret" doesn't really cut it. Snap is an hour-long wordless performance that includes mime, dance, art and illusion.

Snap is stunning to look at. The lighting is perfect and the music is beautiful throughout, which gives it an atmosphere like no other. The illusions are varied and there is no repetition, so this is an incredibly inventive production. A particular highlight was a metal hoop being turned into a seemingly endless stream of sand - which then transforms into silver glitter covering the stage. There is a story running throughout the performance which ties each performer in perfectly.

There were so many "How did they just do that?" moments. The illusions are so flawless that I can only assume this is actual magic. The entire audience was transfixed for what felt like an all too quick performance as the time just flew by. Astonishing.

Snap runs at Assembly George Sq until 29 August.

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