Thom Dibdin, 'Annals of Edinburgh Stage' ***
Siege Perilous return to their pop-up home at the Malmaison hotel in Leith with an exciting – and sometime exacting – new psychological whodunit.
Lindsay Miller’s dark, twisting script entices her audience into an increasingly grotesque labyrinth of tensions. Her heroine is the fragile, waif-like Chloe, left as the only resident at home in her tenement one unexpectedly becalmed weekend.
Astute direction by Andy Corelli brings a fantastic performance from Lily Carrie as Chloe. She brings a whole range of subtleties to her role – the full complexities of which don’t become fully apparent until the final curtain.
But it is Corelli’s command of ensemble work that continues to impress. When the other residents return home from their various weekends they discover that an intruder has entered the building. All their doors have been left wide open but nothing seems to have been stolen. And there is nothing to be seen of Chloe.
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