ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Musical Reviews

The Deacon Carpe Diem Productions

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

Written by Peter D Dobinson, this original musical breathes new life into the story of Deacon Brodie, Edinburgh’s infamous swindler. The production uses the ‘plot within a plot’ technique, as Brodie’s life is retold by an animated tavern landlord who selects his friends and customers to take up the parts of the characters involved in the tale. This is performed with gusto by an accomplished cast, and a special mention should go to Kirsty Anderson, who played the enamoured barmaid Ailsa with charm, and sang to perfection. The original score was delightful, if a little forgettable, and there were often lulls in moments of long dialogue. However, for a truly Scottish musical, look no further than ‘The Deacon’.

Stockbridge Parish Church, Aug 17 – 27 (not 21,22,23), 7.45pm (9.45pm), £7.00 – £10.00, fpp227.
tw rating 3/5