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The Chippit Chantie (Edinburgh People’s Theatre)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

This Scots comedy, set in 1785, takes place in a chaotic courtroom in Fife. A tale about the meaning of justice in a village that makes its own rules, the play unfortunately seems dated and long-winded. Given there’s no change of time or location, and that it runs at over two hours and is all set in one room, the narrative can feel like it’s running in circles. Despite tricky material, however, excellent performances and stand-out comic turns mean that the audience is rescued from any potential boredom. A word of warning: this play features strong Scottish accents speaking in a dialect that non-Scots might find difficult to understand. However, if you’re looking for a charming amateur production, ‘The Chippit Chantie’ delivers.

St. Peter’s, 6 – 20 Aug (not 7, 8, 14, 15), times vary, £8.00 – £10.00, fpp249.
tw rating 3/5