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Summerhall Red Lecture Theatre
til 13th Aug

“Take a seat at BLINK’s table as the cast spill the tea on their food stories. Watch as they deep-dive into the events at the end of the life of Elvis, the King of Rock’n’Roll, with their signature sensory and often bizarre tangents… Good Food Gospel anyone? ELVIS DIED OF BURGERS has a non-linear narrative. It uses semi-improvised dance, theatre and spoken word to create an exciting, edge-of-your-seat experience for audience and cast alike.”

Review by Richard Lambert, 3 Stars

Blink Dance Theatre are a neuro-diverse group of artists who have received the Sumerhall Eclipse Award.

This latest production, ELVIS DIED OF BURGERS, is a collection of short stories tied together with a common thread of a food therapy group. It is so much fun!

With a simple setup to start – 4 stools and a tea trolley – it makes theĀ  most of some rather wonderful costumes. Notably, a burger costume, complete with toppings and salads, that would rival the National Theatre costume department. There are also burgers for pillows and many great choreographic moments.

Everyone was made to feel very welcome and the love of food was a mix of comedy and horror. Elvis apparently loved fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches, as a snack, and according to this poduction, upto 11 times per day. Understandably this required a lot of “disposal” and the therapy stools doubed up as toilets for Elvis to sit on. One even lit up!

Come Elvis’ timely end…….it’s all got rather surreal and absurd, in a good way!

Definitely look out for future productions from Blink Dance Theatre!