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]