Review: Salome

Dan Harlan
theSpace at The Hilton, North Bridge, Edinburgh

Even the most capable performer would find performing Oscar Wilde’s only tragedy as a one man an ambitious feat.

Dan Harlan fails to create the vaguest distinction between the roles he switches between. He has not cultivated any characters. His portrayal of the eponymous anti-heroine is frankly comical, he has not honed his performance to do justice to her as a sensuous object of desire.

Harlan requires peers. Directors, producers and other theatre-makers to give him honest feedback on his work and help him sharpen all aspects of his craft to a standard that is stage-worthy. Perhaps then he will retain an audience.