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Overheard in the foyer of the Lyceum Theatre last week - "saw the Shetland show last night.  Went with my boyfriend, he's a bit of a snob.  We went into the auditorium and he said "Good God the place is full of neds.""  Yes, the young members of Shetland YUF Theatre were in town with their production of 'Blackout' presented as part of the National Theatre's New Connections showcase.  With 32 of the company starting the production lounging all over the auditorium, and all dressed in white hoodies, the show made a real impact.  The young actors were brilliant and the show, that has already been a major success in Yell and Lerwick, provoked some stunning feedback and a great response from the audience.  Although to judge from the above comment, despite decades of festival and fringe events, some sections of the capital's theatre going public weren't quite ready for theatre Shetland style.  It's good to know that theatre still has the power to cause a stir.

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