Ginzel's Little Cordoba: A Double Bill

Theatre (new writing, drama)

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World premiere from award-winning Korean/Irish playwright Rena Brannan. Spanning 500 years of British history, this double-bill examines the fine line between individual and social responsibility. Little Cordoba: In 1522 two teenagers run away from home. They rob and cheat rich pilgrims on the road to London until they meet a gang leader who makes them choose between radicalisation or death. Ginzel: Summer 2022. An opera singer and pianist-turned-teacher meet in a London cafe and discuss life, work and love, realising in the process how much they've sacrificed in the name of social duty.

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Jenni H 110 days ago

Saw this last night, loved it! Worth seeing, you probably won't understand what's going on but that won't matter a jot. Brilliant wordplay, fine performances ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Jason Albany 111 days ago

A mixture of rocking laughs and fencing wordplay. Vvvvvery interesting. What a cracking double bill!

carol 112 days ago

Ginzels Little Cordoba
What a truly enjoyable show. It is funny, sad and poignant. Cleverly marrying themes from 15th century to modern day.
The actors are superb and deserve a lot of recognition achieving an exemplary performance in a limited space. Don't miss this play. It's definitely one of the best things you'll see in Edinburgh.

Peter Edwards 113 days ago

Surprisingly entertaining for a play that I found incomprehensible. What was it about? But it held my attention and was, as others have said, very well acted. And left me feeling intrigued.

David Boyd 115 days ago

Not at all sure what this was about. Two separate ‘playlets’ - we tried to find connections between them but couldn’t. Didn’t know why the language of the ‘Tudor’ playlet was deliberately anachronistic but only in parts. The second ‘modern’ playlet was funny but still couldn’t quite find the ‘point’ in it. Brilliantly acting - worth watching for that alone. Note - the actors don’t get credited on any of the publicity, the playwright gets lots. But it’s the actors who make this play watchable - not the script I’m afraid.

Kerry 120 days ago

I saw this on opening night. It's very 'authentically fringe' in that it's best if you go in not expecting anything in particular, just go with whatever comes along, and end up pleasantly surprised. It's personal (a small space), and the actors involved clearly care a lot about the show and have put a lot of effort into the performance. Overall, I found it a unique and enjoyable show.

Rachael McGill 121 days ago

This kind of show to me is the essence of the Edinburgh Fringe - we went to it randomly, we fond it strange and impenetrable in places, very good in others, it took us to places we would never otherwise have gone. It wasn't a fully-realised piece of theatre and I can't tell you what exactly it was trying to communicate, but the performances were excellent and there was some good writing in there too.

Sean Davis 122 days ago

Ginzel's Little Cordoba: A Double Bill (****)
This show has two independent stories: a story about two young thieves in 1522 venturing to London who cheat and steal all the time; and a modern story of a singer and a pianist who discuss their dissatisfaction with their jobs. I had a coffee, to which I am quite sensitive, so my enjoyment of putting together a perceived puzzle of quick cuts may well be its product. Nonetheless, the shared comradery of the two young men in both plays immensely warmed my heart.

This is the 6th most enjoyable of the 44 shows I have seen so far at the Fringe this year. I hope to see almost 200. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website:

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Edinburgh Reviews (3.5/5 stars) 116 days ago

Up close and personal high-brow theatre from award-winning Korean/Irish playwright Rena Brannan.

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