Sunday 19 August 2012 | By Patricia-Ann Young
ED2012 Theatre Review: Appointment With The Wicker Man (National Theatre of Scotland / The Assembly Rooms)
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]