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Edinburgh Bloody Edinburgh (Davytheghost)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011

A gripping hour of gruesome stories is delivered by an historian who unashamedly blends blood with puns and props. Filling his stories with gory details and cheap gags, the involved descriptions of finger-bursting thumbscrews and eyes burnt out with quicklime will particularly appeal to horror fans. ‘Edinburgh Bloody Edinburgh’ is occasionally let down by Davytheghost’s delivery, which lacks variety in tone and at times feels hurried, while at one point, he clunkily switches to a first-person narrative for the perspective of Burke the body-snatcher, but this does not fit well with his other stories. Delivery aside, this is an entertaining show that will shock and amuse, and the final story definitely deserves to be told to a full room.

The Wee Windaes, 5 – 29 Aug, 6pm (7.30pm) and 7.15pm (8.45pm), £10.00 – £12.00, fpp70.
tw rating 3/5