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Barry Brennan’s Bi-Monthly Dungeons and Dragons Sessions – A Geek Tragedy (Practical Magic)

By | Published on Tuesday 27 August 2013

Absurdity reigned, hilariously and uproariously so. Immersion was imperative and each of the forty minutes shook with laughter. I won’t lie – the title didn’t grab me, as Dungeons and Dragons has never been a hobby of mine. Yet I was drawn into the crisis faced by this nerdish group of players instantaneously. A production hysterically good in concept and execution, and characterisation that is nothing short of brilliant. Alas things trailed off a little towards the end, and the final scene tipped over into the realm of too-strange. Even so, great fun (plus biscuits on departure – a winning formula) and some tinkering with plot would have undoubtedly won a fifth star.

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tw rating 4/5 | [Sophie Baggott]