Teatro Delusio TweetShareSharePin0 SharesFamillie Floz, the Berlin-based company of masked actors, has made a triumphant return to Edinburgh after the success of last year’s Hotel Paradiso. In Teatro Delusio we go behind the scenes at a theatre to follow the antics of three stagehands. As they squabble, skive and play pranks on each other, a succession of performers prance and pirouette through the wings on their way to the stage. The action, like the humour, is rapid-fire and precision-timed as our three hopeless cases interfere, fall in love and generally wreak havoc. But it’s not all slapstick; there is much subtlety too, just a shrug here and a shimmy there, enough to convey the wordless script, the actors remaining completely silent behind their masks. The orchestra sequence – when a dozen entirely unique musicians wander on, one after another – is astonishing. Inventive and engaging in equal measure, this is a virtuoso production of dazzling ingenuity. Words: Judy Diamond Picture: Simon Boccedi Teatro Delusio, Pleasance Courtyard, 3–29 August, 1.45pm TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.