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The Archive of Educated Hearts

4 stars (previous review)

This quiet but powerful show, conceived and performed by Casey Jay Andrews, is unlike most that you'll find at the Edinburgh Fringe. The venue is intimate – literally a garden shed – with just half-a-dozen audience members sitting around a table, alongside Andrews herself. And it's emotionally intimate too, exploring feelings of grief and helplessness which we often try to conceal. There is no room to hide anything in this tiny space… and as Andrews plays recordings of women telling stories of loss, she offers gentle permission to feel the emotions some of us habitually suppress.

Review by Richard Stamp originally published at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 | Read more