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Crimes Against Comedy (Edinburgh Dungeon)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

The Dungeon’s Fringe special, ‘Crimes against Comedy’, crafts the regular grisly tour into a piece of rather impressive promenade theatre. The actors coped professionally with the inconsistencies created by dawdling, disorientated audience members and our whole  group was left yelping with disgust by a captivating torturer, who handled interaction with ease and charm. Particularly commendable were Sawney Bean and his eerie sister – not only genuinely unsettling, but painting their segment of the show with genuine pathos, with unsuccessful endeavours to find suitors in the audience. The quest to shock became a little over-chewed towards the end, and at times the SFX felt gratuitous; but the mixed-media ingenuity, along with the Dungeon’s talented dwellers, make this a highly recommendable tourist activity.

The Edinburgh Dungeon, until 26 Aug, 10.15am, 10.45am – 6.15pm, 6.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Kate Pasola]