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The Wrong Side Of The Door (Grandees)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

I must confess, it’s been a long time since I found a troupe of comedy performers quite so endearing, so believe me when I say, this lot really are super, super endearing. Marny Godden, Tom Turner and Andrew Mudie have been around the Festival off and on for a few years now, and they’re back after a Grandees break with a one hour show split into three longer sketches (short plays? playlets?) which are never less than quite surreal, and executed with great skill, infinite silliness, and more than the odd wry glance to the audience. It’s the latter element, possibly, that proves so alluring, because it makes you feel vaguely as though you are party to a private joke; but even putting that aside, their ludicrous costumes, funny dialogue and hilarious and bizarre characterisation are more than enough to keep you charmed and engaged.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug, 10.30pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Caro Moses]