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Classic! (Hope Mill Theatre / HER Productions)

By | Published on Wednesday 24 August 2022

You know those dusty books on the shelves, the literary classics, the ones you were always about to get round to reading? Well, now you don’t have to, because ‘Classic!’ is a fast-paced, funny and engaging summary of all those novels. Utilising singing, acting, mime and more, the performance had the audience laughing non-stop through humour of a very wide appeal, while also skilfully tackling some of the most complex novels in mere minutes. Whether you have an in-depth knowledge of the novels in question, or have never heard of them, this show will work for you: its humour, pace, hundreds of costume changes, and the undeniable talent of its performers make it guaranteed to add joy to any afternoon. And best of all, the actors look like they’re having just as much fun as the audience.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Rory McAlpine]