OMEGA at Edinburgh Festival – video and reviews

OMEGA began its run at the Edinburgh Festival on August 1st 2013.

“OMEGA Only a Russian company (blackSKYwhite) would offer such apocalyptic cabaret pleasures. Dark, unsettling and stunning.”
The List (Top 5 cabarets to catch at the Festival)

Click on image below to view an early preview video clip. Music: Michael Begg, voice: Little Annie Bandez


Review Round Up

“Beautiful and extraordinary physical performance by Marcella Soltan…

“Omega is driven by the three-way powerhouse of soundtrack, lighting design, and physical action. What looks to be burlesque romp dissolves into something far more dangerous.

Omega is a truly total theatre… thrilling, uncomfortable, scary. You will emerge blinking into the daylight shaken and stirred. Be warned.”

Total Theatre


“Omega is a very welcome reminder of just how high [the] bar has been set… it is often impossible to believe that human beings can actually move like this. It is also rare to see a production as technically polished… Far more than a show: this is a true theatrical experience.”


At their best, the Russian bogey-clowns can corkscrew into your brain with impossible images, needling rhythms and enervating repetitions. Their tonal control is exceptional, their physical skill quite astonishing and their grasp of image and illusion world-class.

“This Pandora’s box of bizarre and sinister images takes place at the rather un-cabaret-friendly hour of 2.35pm, and may leave you wondering what exactly it was you consumed for lunch.

“A circus of horrors series of vignettes that vamp up their disturbing qualities to hysterical proportions… the cast demonstrate mesmerising nuance and skill… Flashes of arresting innovation”

Fest Magazine


“There are unforgettable moments – the spiders that weave reality, the manic energy of the two chorus girls and the final image of a lurking, sinister entity… A tableau of the Biblical story of Holofernes and Judith is erotic and disturbing.”

The List


“Exhilaratingly gripping… a must see… but be warned, even the most intrepid fan of the gothic may find the characters stay with them a little later into the night than they would like.”

EdFest Magazine

We were intoxicated, mesmerized and in awe

Social Media Reviews
“If I could I would live out the rest of my life inside blackskywhite’s Omega” @harliquinade
“Stir fries the brain in a dark and disturbing circus setting. Well worth catching” @FifeFreePress
“Glad we caught the Omega Hoochie Coochie Carnival for the end of time #intoxicating” @theatretripping
“Sit at the front, forget u r in a theatre and lose yourself for an hour. Superb!” @properjobtheatre
“We saw this production at Glastonbury 2013 – if you are anywhere near Edinburgh this month – you must see this show – one of the best things I’ve seen in my life” Youtube comment
“Such a highlight of Glastonbury Festival!! Jaw droppingly good” Michelle Queen, Facebook fan page