Sunday 19 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Theatre Review: Appointment With The Wicker Man (National Theatre of Scotland / The Assembly Rooms)

ED2012 4/5 Reviews ED2012 Theatre Reviews

Life begins to imitate art in National Theatre of Scotland’s bawdy comedy ‘An Appointment with the Wicker Man’. TV actor Rory Mulligan joins The Loch Parry Players’ ‘’spooky glam’’ re-imagining of horror classic ‘The Wicker Man’, and suspects something fishy is going on when no one will tell him what happened to the actor he’s replacing. So over-the-top daft you could class it as an adult pantomime, its off-the-wall silliness makes for a hugely entertaining show, even if not all of the jokes stick (Paul Riley’s Fran is a particular bum note). A must-see for fans of ‘Still Game’ and ‘Chewin’ the Fat’, this wacky musical is as Scottish as it is funny.

The Assembly Rooms, 1-26 Aug (not 6, 13, 20), 3.10pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Patricia-Ann Young]

READ MORE ABOUT: |

  • Fringe concludes with record number of tickets issued
  • Bridget Christie wins Edinburgh Comedy Award
  • ThreeWeeks Editors’ Awards presented
  • Edition 11: ThreeWeeks Podcast Best Of The Extras
  • Mary Paulson-Ellis & Audrey Grant: Exploring artists and their materials
  •