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Bummer And Lazarus (Big Egg Theatre)

By | Published on Sunday 19 August 2018

Have you really done the Fringe if you’ve not seen two dogs experiencing an intense existential crisis on stage? I’d say no, and that you definitely need to! Bummer and Lazarus are quite the dynamic duo; Lazarus has a boundless, excitable energy, and seeks to learn all that he can from the rather exhausted Bummer. But they can’t just spend their days philosophising – they need a plan of action, as it unfolds that they’re trapped and beginning to starve. Think ‘Waiting For Godot’, only with less of the actual waiting. Add in some exceptional slapstick and clowning sequences, and you may get somewhat closer to explaining this beautifully bizarre two-hander. A highly intelligent play filled with humanity, which will leave you questioning everything.

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, until 18 Aug.
tw 5/5 | [Amy Bonar]