Saturday, 22 August 2009

Godzilla in the Edinburgh Fringe

We saw One Eye Gone yesterday, an excellent, environmentally aware reinterpretation of Godzilla using video, cardboard cities, cotton wool clouds with tinsel rain and some amazing lit up jellyfish shaped things. It's beautifully made and engrossing but very short, just as we were really starting to love the underwater feel with the jellyfish it ended........

All the props and costumes are apparently made from recycled or environmentally friendly materials - though they don't use bicycle powered generators to pwer the lights as in Home of the Wriggler that I saw a few days ago.

It's the last day today and I think there are still tickets available, so if you're in Edinburgh and wondering what to do for half an hour or so, get along to Venue 13, Lochend Close at 4.15.

9 comments:

mel said...

This production does sound like a lot of fun-I wish I could go!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Sounds very interesting.

Mistlethrush said...

Does the film appear very amateurish or is that part of the charm?

The Weaver of Grass said...

Juliet - yet again I am cross that I do not live near to Edinburgh - sounds wonderful.
Love the header - are they yew berries?

Michelle Johnson said...

Sounds like you've been busy going to some theatre shows. Glad you're enjoying yourself.

Crafty Green Poet said...

mel, d.moll, michelle - thanks

Weaver - yes the berries in the header are yew berries, aren't they lovely?

Mistlethrush - it doesn't look amateurish in the bad sense certainly, it does look homemade, but its done very well. Video in the background, real live people in the foreground with the cardboard city on a table.

Rabbits' Guy said...

If I were in Edinburgh I'ld have LOTS to do!!!! You are a great promoter of tourism!

Oh said...

What? this sounds great.
Nope, I'm nowhere near Ediburgh, nor will hopping a plane get us there in time for the show, but glad to hear about it.

mansuetude said...

this sounds like one of the most interesting things i have heard of in a while--so unexpected. !?

why is the imagination happier now.