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From The Balcony



Choosing a location for a BYOV during the Fringe usually results in an odd, and off-putting experience for the audience. Usually, you walk in and say 'why is this a venue,' in your head  In this case, however, Heather Swain's choice is not odd, but perfect for her performance. From above, Swain touches on a few interesting balcony facts (balcony deaths, famous high power icons who have used the balcony i.e. The Pope, dictators, and activists, and a few verbatim balcony quotes from famous speeches.) You will be standing outside this whole performance—or sitting if you can't take the 35 minutes—but Swain leads a few neck exercise intermissions so your neck doesn't fall apart. This performance is a great example of what you can do with theatre, going against traditional bounds. Also stay till the end and have some pretty good, complimentary prosecco. – Stephan Boissonneault


Gig City


Total Score
4/ 5

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6 total ratings



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Posted 2018/08/14 by



2 Reviews

    Sarah Thomas

    Smart. Funny. Thought provoking. Innovative.


    A short, fun show reflecting on the balcony itself, in a unique venue. We appreciated the neck exercises, and we applaud the bravery of doing a show at your own house!

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