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Everything But An Astronaut (Carrot Napper Productions)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2011

This atmosphere-lacking comedy about space-travel is almost as disastrous as the infamously aborted Apollo 13 mission. It features dozens of toe-curling innuendos that would make Sid James and Kenneth Williams groan with embarrassment, lowest-common-denominator pop-culture references more tired than a marathon-running narcoleptic,and grossly offensive swearwords that wouldn’t even be heard around Edinburgh’s backstreet gutters. I felt as though I’d been teleported into a local school to watch a sexually frustrated teenager’s D-grade Standard Grade drama performance; my dejected sighs could barely be suppressed during this intolerably long hour. The one star awarded to ‘Everything But An Astronaut’ is not only this reviewer’s individual rating but may as well be the entire audience’s combined score. Unspeakably poor.

theSpaces at Surgeons Hall, 5 – 13 Aug (not 7), 2.10pm (3.10pm), £5.00 – £7.00.
tw rating 1/5