Mark Fisher, The Guardian
Rich in ideas, vivid in execution, Yarn forms a delightful fabric that takes time to unravel.
Neil Cooper, The Herald
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.
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
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.
View From The Stalls blog
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.
Alan Chadwick, The Metro
Grid Iron delivers an impressive array of narrative threads with which to weave together its stories.
Evening Telegraph and Post
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.