I didn’t see that much today, as I spent a lot of the day drinking alcohol and eating expensive meat based products at the really rather delicious Kyloe at the Rutland Hotel on Princes Street. But I did manage to see one thing.
Woody Guthrie has been around a lot this year, what with his centenary and all, and it was his music that was at the heart of Bound (C Aquila 13:00)
Bookended by a rather confusing introduction to the musician who played Guthrie tracks throughout, and also supplied a rattling spaghetti western background score for the rest of the play, Bound was a rather shambolic story set aboard a boxcar as it hurtles through the American countryside.
I say shambolic because there was a lot going on, and it was well performed, but was an unfortunate victim to the inherent shortness of an Edinburgh Show, and would have benefited by some extra breathing room, I feel.