"Rich in ideas, vivid in execution, Yarn forms a delightful fabric
that takes time to unravel."
Mark Fisher, The Guardian
"It's been interesting watching Grid Iron add an explicitly political
dimension to their output over the past couple of years, much of it gleaned
from extensive work in the Middle East. . .classic Grid Iron with an edge,
ripping through layers of human artifice to get to the heart of the matter.
They wear it well, on their sleeves and everywhere else."
Neil Cooper, The Herald
"there's something heroic about Ben Harrison's Grid Iron company,
and their sustained attempt- via site-specific shows- to explore the world
of true sensual delight and passion. . .Yarn is a wholly charming series
of reflections on the role of clothes and fabrics in human history, sexuality
and identity. . .what's attractive about Yarn is its imaginative attempt
to engage with Dundee as a textile town, to evoke a deeper understanding
of its past. It also features a bracing sense of internationalism. And it
has a gloriously eclectic finale, co-staged with Janet Smith of Scottish
Dance Theatre, that races like a thing possessed through an eccentric world
history of cloth and its abuses. . .glamorous, allusive, thought-provoking."
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
"Ben Harrison's direction and incredible technical team ensure that
like 'Roam' before it, Yarn is one of those rare productions which hits
the balance between being entertaining and thought-provoking just right."
View From The Stalls blog
"Grid Iron delivers an impressive array of narrative threads with
which to weave together its stories."
Alan Chadwick, The Metro
"Each superb soliloquy casts light on a memory- or experience- involving
a garment, releasing feelings of anger, envy, regret, lust. . .the diverse
politics of clothes is a major thread throughout incorporating the use of
clever puppetry. This is an outstanding production, delivered by a brilliant
cast. . .the audience is lead seamlessly, an ongoing fascination holding
the pieces together generating a truly unforgettable theatrical experience
Dundee audiences should grab with both hands."
Evening Telegraph and Post