Ruth’s 4* review:
We went to see Michael Gambon in Eh Joe, a staging of Samuel Beckett’s play as part of the Edinburgh International Festival. In this play we see Joe’s reaction to a voice – presumably in his head – speaking to him about his life.
I loved the staging of the play, very visually interesting as Michael Gambon’s face was projected onto a large transparent screen across the front of the set. It reminded me of Alan Cumming’s Macbeth where Alan Cumming was also displayed on CCTV. I really liked it. Gambon never said a word, but his face was hugely expressive. This was a short play – only half an hour – but it absolutely flew. It felt like ten minutes.
Ian’s 4* Review
Tonight we saw the Samuel Beckett piece “Eh Joe” at the Lyceum as part of the Edinburgh International Festival. It was really very good, and a very clever adaptation of a television piece for stage making use of a huge projection from a camera focussed on the face of the sole performer, Michael Gambon. Intense. Compelling. The time flew by,