Standby for Tape Back-Up (3 stars)

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Standby for Tape Back-Up
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Ross Sutherland with Show And Tell

‘Two years ago, I found a videotape in my loft. On it: one and a half films, one quiz show and two sitcoms. Somehow it became the story of my life’. Ross Sutherland attempts a daring experiment in synchronicity. Using nothing but found-footage from one of his granddad’s old videotapes, Ross attempts to draw out his entire life story. ‘One of the stand out shows of the Fringe’ (Stage). ‘This is a wonderfully layered piece, touching, funny and linguistically thrilling’ ★★★★★ (Exeunt).

Age category: 16+

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Standby for Tape Back-up

18 Aug 20143 stars

Arresting performance/video installation mash-up at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Like his fellow Aisle 16 poetry boyband-ers – Luke Wright, John Osborne and Joe Dunthorne, to name a few – Ross Sutherland's a talented guy. That's certainly evident in his Fringe show this year, Standby for Tape Backup, a mash-up of drama, comedy…

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