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Badgers Can’t Be Friends (Raving Mask Theatre)

By | Published on Friday 26 August 2022

So… where are the jokes? If you felt that the DC ‘Joker’ film was too dark, this feels something like the theatre equivalent – it’s not quite that dark, but the serious elements dominate. It’s a play that leaves the audience questioning, while highlighting the issues facing, the traditional education system, and the emphasis on this overshadowed the elements of humour. As jokes failed to land, I – and I’m pretty sure other audience members – was disappointed, because this was promoted as a hilarious comedy. That said, the acting is good, the direction adequate, yet… it feels as though something is missing, like a climactic stand-out scene, or some unique moment, as overall this show was, unfortunately, very forgettable. Wait…what was I writing about? 

Greenside @ Nicolson Square, until 20 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Andrew Melrose]