***** An astonishingly accomplished piece of work…as entertaining as it is intellectually demanding.
**** A fierce poetic snapshot of two contemporary cultures linked by history.
The three distinctive actors [are] perfectly matched, giving tough, intelligent performances, masking an inner warmth behind their deadpan wit.
**** Exhilarating…Raw, heartfelt and messy on several levels…Boldly theatrical.
**** A trenchant critique of global complicity…attacks pieties about Scottish and American victimhood, drawing the line between fantasies of freedom and violent aggression.
**** A whisky-fired fantasia.
The gauzy dream-world of their storytelling where we can zip from West Virginia to Scotland makes this adventure magical and messy. The labyrinthine format of the show is a fitting way to explore as complex a morass as identity. Nothing is fixed. Ideas morph with time and so too must our storytelling.
**** A true celebration of Scottish culture, humour, music and storytelling.
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
Want to learn more about Anything That Gives Off Light?
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Listen to music from the show and an interview with Jess and Sandy on BBC Radio’s Janice Forsyth Show.
Read more about the show in these features from The Guardian, Fest Magazine, Herald Scotland, The Scotsman, and The List.
Performances run thru August 26. All performances are SOLD OUT.