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Ah Dinnae Ken (Student Theatre At Glasgow – STAG)

By | Published on Saturday 11 August 2018

Abandon any hope of sharp satire or political insight. Though this risible skit concerns itself with a second independence referendum, there’s no weighing up of ideas, no commentary on the issues, no awareness of the deep divides around the topic. Rather, we get a series of ludicrous caricatures, juvenile plotting and a tenuous ‘Romeo And Juliet’ sub-plot. The performers are enthusiastic and energetic, if a little smug, but their characters are wafer-thin, unconvincing and, worst of all, unfunny. At the climax, Shakespeare’s words are shoe-horned in, but not even the bard can save this mess. For never was a play more dumb/ than this farce about the referendum.

theSpace @ Niddry Street, until 18 Aug.
tw rating 1/5 [Andy Leask]