Summerhall, Edinburgh – until 26 August 2018
It’s a story that sweeps you up in a mixture of warmth, humour and tragedy.
Revelations is the final part of a trilogy following the lives of James, Emma, Sarah and Tom – although it works as a standalone as I hadn’t seen the first two.
Told as a monologue through the eyes of James (James Rowlands) who has been friends with Sarah since they were kids, Sarah is now married to Emma who is a human rights lawyer.
This is the story of what happens when Sarah and Emma ask James to be their sperm donor so they can have a child.
There are plenty of flashbacks and references to earlier incidents for context but what follows is a story that bubbles with laughter one minute and tension the next.
Rowlands has a (very) small keyboard set up on stage and periodically will record and loop music and sung dialogue which plays along in the background – sometimes a little obtrusively as he yells to be heard over the top.