(Lyn Gardner’s article appeared in the Guardian, 6/10.)
A rose signifies a secret. Aphrodite's rose was given to the god of silence to keep her sexual indiscretions undisclosed, and in David Leddy's remarkable show there are many secrets, sexual and otherwise. Each one is whispered to us by a rose, or rather a character named after a rose. Some of them have thorns and some ramble, but there is very little that smells sweet in this Victorian gothic promenade through the dark spaces of a masonic lodge in the back streets of Edinburgh.
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