The Rape of Lucrece


makin projects presents Gerard Logan
Zoo Southside

Gerard Logan once again returns to Edinburgh with his verbatim performance of Shakespeare's poem. As he acts out the piece, from quiet dinner, to inner turmoil, crime and finally tragedy, he performs each facet of the piece with a flair and accomplished ability. His pacing is never hurried or languishing, instead kept even throughout and turning what could be a dry reading into a creepingly sinister story, with the audience willing at every point for Tarquin to turn away from the deed.

It's a fine work that still stands proud as the original one-man version of The Rape of Lucrece, a fine accolade and a worthy show for any lover of the Bard this Fringe.

Reviewer: Graeme Strachan