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Cacophony (Cast Iron Theatre)

By | Published on Saturday 19 August 2017

‘Cacophony’ is one of those brilliantly bewildering shows you only really get at fringe festivals. A bonkers blend of mime (with vocalised sound effects), dance, sketches and a little mild audience participation, you’re never quite sure what the next blackout will bring. Over the course of 55 minutes, your feelings swiftly shift from confused, to bemused, to amused. Though few elements stand out on their own merits – barring the hilarious reworking of ‘Old McDonald’ – together they combine to form a face-achingly funny whole. I can’t tell you what was going on. I can’t tell you what it means, or if it even means anything at all. But I can tell you I had a really good time.

Sweet Holyrood, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andy Leask]