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Edinburgh International Festival

No. of reviews: 9

Alex Otterburn as the Oedipal Stuart, trying to escape from Fate and Tuffnell Park, was devastating and terrifying
14 Aug 17 / The Scotsman
Who would have thought ketchup and beans could feature so garishly in an opera or symbolise so much?
8 Aug 17 / Classical Source
Bold and tacky
8 Aug 17 / The Stage
Cockney opera mixes the baleful and the banal
8 Aug 17 / Financial Times (via Google)
The real clincher in this production is Hill-Gibbons’ focus on psychology rather than epoch
8 Aug 17 / The Scotsman
Oedipus opera update as relevant and risque as ever
7 Aug 17 / The Guardian
The evening belongs to Alex Otterburn's Eddy
7 Aug 17 / The Opera Critic
Re-unveiling of EIF’s past glory is mesmerising when it works
7 Aug 17 / Telegraph
For Scottish Opera Emerging Artist Alex Otterburn the central role of Eddy is a huge achievement
6 Aug 17 / The Herald
Opera director Joe Hill-Gibbins: How I got an Oepidus complex
The ancient myth speaks to us still, and, through the prism of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s hard-hitting opera Greek, the director of a new production found insights, strange beauty and football chants.
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