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Will You Hold My Hand? (We Are Goose)

By | Published on Saturday 10 August 2013

By basing a show on the eccentric eighteenth-century surgeon John Hunter, a man who once tried to assemble a unicorn from different animals, you can at least rest assured that you’ll have plenty of material. ‘We are Goose’ paint an enjoyable picture of the many bizarre exploits of the notorious ‘godfather’ of medicine, albeit one with a slight lack of big laughs. The events of his life – recounted with a vigour that would match Hunter’s lust for Haydn’s nasal polyps – proved entertaining, but the comedy that framed the narrative was somewhat unremarkable. Yet, whilst the humour only went skin deep, the duo’s storytelling, further strengthened with some memorable songs, certainly punctured a few arteries.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug (not 12), 9.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Robert McGowan Stuart]