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Derailed (Little Soldier Productions)

By | Published on Monday 21 August 2017

Fun and politics don’t often go well together. However, ‘Derailed’ succeeds in giving its audience a good time, largely due to the infectious personalities of its lead performers Merce Ribot and Patricia Rodriguez. The show focuses on the two Spanish women, throwing a leaving party as a result of Brexit. During the party they both, alongside cast mates Thomas Abela and Dan Lees, reminisce about their previous political activism, as well as doubling up as a rock band. The audience is involved from the outset but at no point is it uncomfortable. In fact, despite important issues being tackled, the atmosphere is certainly an enjoyable one. With great humour, real talent and warm personalities, ‘Derailed’ is a truly entertaining hour with a positive message.

Pleasance Dome, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Lewis Frain]