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Early Doors (Not Too Tame)

By | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2016

Early Doors Ed2016

“I won’t forget you but I will forget myself,” are the lyrics of the Elbow song that opens ‘Early Doors’. It sounds like a promise, a familiar desire that tends to hang in the air in pubs, and that hazy atmosphere is energetically recreated every noon in this small pub off the Royal Mile. Here patrons and hosts, a quirky, endearing community that you’re now part of, will find “the plot to bury their broken hearts”. Combining songs, spoken word-style storytelling, some Tina Turner and a pub quiz, ‘Early Doors’ is like a good whisky: it might take a little time to kick in, but once it does you’ll find it heartwarming, complex, sweet, funny, bitter, moving… and, naturally, served in a pub.

Pleasance Pop-Up: The Pub, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Aida Rocci]