A taste of Turkey

Stolen Voices, by Neyire Ashworth, Pulse Festival, Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich, June 2

Ashworth wrote this one-woman show about a young woman’s Anglo-Turkish upbringing and the memories and mysteries it creates.

Using minimum props and various head gear, the actor achieved a smooth transition as she moved between characters, one of which was a clarinet – which she played beautifully and with great feeling. The instrument spoke to the audience just as the human characters did.

I found the story a little hard to follow but this was a totally engaging performance – complete with samples of Turkish olives, cheese and alcohol handed to the audience.

Ashworth kept the show moving at a fast pace. She could not be faulted for either energy or originality.

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