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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My initial vocalisation of my thoughts on this performance immediately afterward was “Bizarre but Brilliant”. I’ve had a few days since then to mull things over but I think it remains the most concise and accurate way I can describe this show.
(SPOILERS MAY BE FOUND AHEAD)
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There’s ways of doing a Greek Tragedy. If you have to compress a Greek Tragedy into an hour, there are ways to compress it. There are ways to do Greek Tragedy as physical theatre. Unfortunately, this company doesn’t seem to know them.
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This was something rather different to anything I’d seen before. Part play, part singalong, part educational lecture. Somehow, these three things, for the large part, work together.
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When I first did the Fringe, back in 2015 (only two years ago but so much has happened since then I feel like at least half a different person) there were three or four shows out of the fourteen I saw that really wowed me, and have stuck with me ever since.
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This production, now finished, was awarded a Bobby Award from Broadway Baby.
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This was one of my favourite shows from 2016 Fringe, so I was delighted to see it back this year. This is exactly how improv is meant to be done, and utilises every inch of comic potential that it produces.
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This show was fine. Well maybe a little better than fine. Good. The script is an established one, and this company does a decent job with it. I think, it’s the play itself I found difficult to engage with, and the parts I did engage with were the directly responsibility of the talented cast.
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This. This is the reason I love Fringe. Shows like this are exactly what Fringe is about. There is a hard-to-describe je ne sais quoi that brilliant amateur Fringe shows have. Cherry has it in spades.
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I was unfamiliar with these pieces of drama by James Saunders, though my friend was very much so and thus dragged me along to this particular production with much eagerness
I am grateful to him for it.
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