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Morningside Malcolm Meets The Weegies (Robin Cairns / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2011

In an Edinburgh accent full to the brim with poetry, our host introduces Morningside Malcolm to us and tells us the uptown-downtown story of Malcolm’s failed attempt at an art exhibition. Malcolm wants to surround himself with arty upper-class folk but doesn’t quite fit the bill himself. In a one-man show full of colourful local characters, visitors to the city might feel out of their depth amongst references to Peebles and Pilton alongside the ever-accelerating voices of the Weegies (Glaswegians). Comedy catchphrases abound as this vivacious story springs to life. Though the delivery is animated, there are so many voices that they tend to blur at times. Even the host gets confused once or twice while battling quality with quantity.

The Royal Oak, 8 – 18 Aug (not 12, 13, 14), 4.30pm (5.30pm), free, fpp122.
tw rating 3/5