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The Titanic Orchestra


The Titanic Orchestra

by Hristo Boytchev/Steve King at Pleasance Theatre

Neither an easy crowd-pleaser nor a celebrity vehicle...a well-crafted piece of work realised by a strong cast which asks interesting questions about the nature of existence and the stuff of illusion – including the grand illusion of theatre itself.
— The Scotsman

As Harry, John Hannah laces his performance with an affable charm alongside an international cast in the UK premiere of this archly-played curio that questions the nature of reality, fantasy and the things you have to kid yourself about in order to survive.
— The Herald

It has played to packed houses, drawing on Hannah’s international recognition; however, his strong stage presence and devious yet charming illusionist more than deserve this crowd. Indeed, the play has a strong cast, drawn from UK and Europe...it is the archetypal clown-like character, played with scene-stealing pathos and great nuance by Ivan Barnev, to whom the audience is drawn and suddenly understands the behaviour that has underpinned his grief.
— Edinburgh Spotlight