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Manos Kanellos – Greekonomics (Kamara Productions)

By | Published on Tuesday 13 August 2013

Kanellos likes to point out that modern economics has its roots in ancient Greece. But then again, so did incest (just ask Oedipus). For the majority of this show, the audience is taken through the various factors that have led to the financial mess the country finds itself in today. Kanellos makes a decent effort, he’s obviously well-informed and attempts to educate and entertain his audience. The show was generally funny, with some genuinely interesting perspectives on the crisis, but it was also a little flat at times. It’s important to remember that economics is just not a fundamentally amusing subject: there’s a reason why you don’t see Robert Peston performing here at the Fringe.

Just The Tonic at The Caves, until 25 Aug (not 13), 4.55pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Robert McGowan Stuart]