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Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Group: Silver Tongue Theatre

Mark Tyson

I can't remember who it was who said that men love women, women love children and children love hamsters.

We are introduced to the three former lovers of Iz, shortly after her death. The three men are also friends; and the play looks at the relationships between them, as well as their individual relationships with Iz, and their reactions to her death.

Iz is inventively staged; it is stylish, well written, has subtle humour and excellent performances. So much contemporary drama seems to be about men who are either emotionally repressed or losing it completely. It is refreshing to see a portrayal of some manly men with emotional lives; the idea that a man can love a woman does seen strangely radical these days.

30 August to 25 August.

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