Before the show, an announcement is made: due to time constraints, the performance has been reduced from three hours to fifty-five minutes. Oh, and the lead actress has left. Kicking off to a terribly funny start, the trio best known for ‘Bad Play’ stumble and swear their way through this cleverly observational script. Often the singing misses the mark, but this only adds to the contrived mêlée and doesn’t distract from the marvellous facial expressions and witty – yet sometimes crass – lyrics. Prepare for technical hiccups, stereotypical Broadway numbers, a leading lady played by an unusual suspect and a tale of a young boy searching for a life in “Lon-Edinburgh”. Not for the easily offended – be warned!
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 1-27 Aug (not 13), 5.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Hannah Sweetnam]