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Uglies Do Edinburgh (DK Productions)

By | Published on Monday 22 August 2011

With enough double-entendres to make you gag, Cinders’ nonsensical ‘sisters’ take to the stage. Enchanting fairytale this is not; instead, visualise an agonising hour of mindless song and dance. Flouncing, gasping and squealing around a confined space, Annie and Fannie are exhausting, and in a panto-style show where audience-participation is key, it was almost impossible for them to wrench any life out of the few spectators there were. Omitting all the naughty references, which left the small people looking a bit blank, could make this a highly successful children’s show. After all, the duo are experienced and talented performers. Sadly, they are wasted on this uninspiring routine that made me wish the Uglies had avoided Edinburgh altogether.

Gryphon Venues at The Point Hotel, 8 – 29 Aug (not 14, 21), 5.00pm (6.00pm), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp307.
tw rating 1/5