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EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: TEATRO DELUSIO, Pleasance Grand, 7 August

Teatro Delusio is a wordless piece of theatre with three performers playing multiple characters. It's set behind the scenes of a theatre and begins with the technical staff rigging up the venue for the show. The humour is very physical, verging on slapstick as people are knocked off ladders, fall over and engage in sword fights. The gags are great to start off with, but there is a lot of repetition throughout the duration of the show.

The theatre inside the production is host to a variety of performances once the technical scenes are finished and we watch behind the scenes of operas, ballets and more. The performance is incredibly slick and the company are fantastic. The cast wear masks so until the end of the show I wasn't actually sure how many performers were there. The characters are very cleverly done and it could have been a cast of 20.

At 1hr15mins I found that Teatro Delusio overstays its welcome. The performance is beautifully scored and visually stunning, but it was unable to hold my interest.

Teatro Delusio runs at the Pleasance Grand until August 29th.

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