Saturday 18 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Comedy Review: Doc Faustus (Sound And Fury)

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Within the first two minutes, I realised that the group aim to mock just about everything and everyone (including themselves), but in an original, somehow inoffensive and thoroughly hilarious way. The story is loosely based on Christopher Marlowe’s ‘Doctor Faustus’, but of course it was the bloopers which made this show so amusing: collapsing scenery, unexpected sound-clips added by the technical team, and costume mishaps made for giggles galore; whilst with their improvisation, banter and natural comic timing, the cast really proved their comedy potential. Offering all this, as well as a plethora of puns, parody and pastiche, Sound and Fury were never going to leave our sides intact.

Underbelly Cowgate, 2-26 Aug, 8.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Grace Hardy]

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