*Note: The following review was written over two months after the fact due to writer’s block and my being a disaster of a person.*
Of all the show’s I saw at the 2017 Fringe, this one probably had to most relaxed and casual atmosphere. It essentially comprised an hour of four young friends musing on what it means to be an adult.
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*Note: The following review was written over a month after the fact due to writer’s block and my being a disaster of a person.*
Brought to us by the ever-talented Degrees of Error, creators of Murder She Didn’t Write, The Writers’ Room provides a new and creative set-up for an improv show. It’s very much a ‘what it says on the tin’ kind of show; a group of screenwriters pick through crumpled suggestions in a wastepaper bin trying to find something with which they can create the next big blockbuster.
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There’s a lot to be said for silliness. Pure unashamed silliness is one of the finest forms of comedy, especially in the theatre. Like with every other kind of comedy, or style of entertainment in general, getting it right can always be a gamble. Achieving a form of silliness that works takes precision of timing, language, and physicality. Taking all this into account, Angels in Erotica has the art of silliness down to a tee.
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I don’t normally see ‘famous’ people’s shows at Fringe. I generally prefer to steer clear of big names and focus on amateur or start-up performers and companies as being more inline with what I feel the Edinburgh Fringe is about.
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Antonym Theatre were one of my favourite companies the first year I came to Fringe, and I remain forever gutted that I had to miss them last year because of scheduling conflicts. This year, however, fortune once again smiled on me, and allowed me to see another show by this creative and talented company.
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Yet another Shakespearean outing, and another creative interpretation of a classic work by the bard. I do love a good reimagining of a Shakespeare play, as long as it stays true to this source material. Luckily this production manages to both respect and honour the original play, whilst having an immense amount of fun with it.
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This production, now finished, was awarded a Bobby Award from Broadway Baby.
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Magical. That really is the only way to describe this production. Magical. Whatever age you might be, this play plunges you into a beautiful, captivating world of paper, shadows, music, and light. Oh, and also it does it with puppets.
Because, everybody loves puppets!
Continue reading “REVIEW: ‘The Road That Wasn’t There’ by Trick of the Light / Zanetti Productions”
You had me at “sinister American cult leader” and “dating show”. Everything about this show set itself up to be unique, enjoyable, and chuckle-worthy piece of theatre. And it is. The platform is familiar; office-based comedy where the humour comes from conflicting personalities of the beleaguered employees. That’s only the platform, from there the production takes the already ridiculous world of reality TV and pushes it to it’s logical extreme with cast of lovable and hateable characters either rolling with the madness or being comically bewildered by the whole thing.
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I don’t think I’ve laughed that hard in a long time. This performance was nothing short of an utter riot, and a real testament to the beautiful hilarity and chaos the Shitfaced formula can achieve.
*SPOILERS MAY APPLY*
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