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Don Juan in Love at The Scoop

Faye Stevenson

Spanish high society comes to The Scoop in Steam Industry Free Theatre's production of Don Juan in Love.

Don Juan is the story of a man who seduces pretty girls with merely a smile and battles those who deceive him.

However Don Juan's fate lies at the mercy of his victims as they return for revenge but will his new found love prove any salvation?

The amphitheatre is well-suited to this play because the characters are running around the cloisters of a Spanish town and the open air performance space portrays this well.

Having the sun setting and everything getting gloomier whilst the action is taking place creates a real sense of atmosphere that mirrors what is happening in the story.

The Steam Industry Free Theatre use the space at The Scoop well, including the balcony above the normal performance area.

However, I did find that my attention wandered during some of the lengthy speeches.

Don Juan's Glaswegian accent was a little off putting although the acting was flawless.

Don Juan in Love is an enjoyable play with some funny elements and moments of genius in the interaction with the audience.

The play is definitely adult viewing due to some of the language used and the subject matter. A memorable classical theatre experience.

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