At That Time, Byeon

Theatre (comedy, dark comedy)

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Asian Arts Award 2014 - Best Production (for Brush); ***** (ThreeWeeks for The Tiniest Frog Prince in the World, 2016. Theatre Haddangse, a Korean theater company that stole the limelight at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2016, has returned this year with At That Time, Byeon. Be prepared to dive into this breathless show of unbridled desires and catastrophic fall of those surrounding Byeon's murder. At That Time, Byeon is a gripping black comedy complemented with filming techniques used in silent films. Dive into 1930s Korean pop culture and uncover the twisted desire of human nature.

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Colin Bartlett 48 days ago

I've just seen this, and if I'd seen it earlier in my stay I'd see it twice.
It's listed in the Theatre section of the Fringe, but could also have been listed in the (Dance) and Physical Theatre section.

It's worth seeing just for its technical precision and inventiveness, and it's much more than that. It's mostly comedy, but also at least one serious moment.
The accompanying - and very varied - music is *very* well chosen.
Although it's Korean show, the dialogue is in clear English.

I very much endorse the other Audience and Professional reviews, except I disagree with the slightly negative comments in the penultimate paragraph of the review.

Mace Cowart 48 days ago

I quickly went from an audience member, to a student of theatre. At That Time, Byeon does theatre in a way I've never experienced theatre before. Brilliance from staging to sound to acting to script...not a single dull or off moment.

Caroline Meyer 48 days ago

Wonderful! Highly recommended! The way the Play with light and sound was soooo creative!

Evan Griffiths 49 days ago

A sex scene involving two lamps! 5*

Nancy Workman 49 days ago

Very creative and entertaining show--highly recommended.

Gina Stock 49 days ago

Brilliant piece of physical theatre - extremely entertaining with a very charismatic cast. So cleverly done with the actors not involved in the scenes accurately making the sounds needed in the scene, creating an extremely entertaining silent movie effect. Would recommend!

Ophelia 52 days ago

Possibly the best show I've ever seen, no exaggeration. Funny, dramatic, tense and poignant. The handmade sound effects are fantastic, as is the timing of the actors. Everybody's great, but the actress who plays the central character is an absolute star.

Christopher Chalk 57 days ago

Both myself and my partner really enjoyed the first showing of this performance. It was very well acted and the choice to show us the behind the scenes of how the noises are made for the show was wonderful.

Great story, great acting and a very good performance. Time flew watching this show, best of today so far!

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Scottish Field (4/5 stars) 41 days ago

Well worth a watch if you are a fan of Cluedo-style murder mystery mixed with a little Korean history

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UK Theatre Web (5/5 stars) 47 days ago

Don't miss this show, it's going to sell out!

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North West End UK (3/5 stars) 51 days ago

Theatre Haddangse’s quality of performance, ingenuity of presentation and delight in sharing their story makes ‘At That Time, Byeon’ fascinating to watch and very easy to enjoy.

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Theatre Travels 55 days ago

One of the joys of attending Edinburgh Fringe is finding these unique international works. “At that Time, Byeon” is great fun. Recommended!

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