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Fifth Duck (King Cobra Theatre Company)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

One of the most positive aspects of the Fringe is its position as a platform for all kinds of theatre. Fifth Duck is just this kind of show that needs such an outlet as it displays the creativity of four learning disabled performers in a number of sketches and musical acts. Though the performances were enthusiastic and often very convincing, the slightly confusing structure left audience members a bit lost. This was remedied with the swift foray into the tale of Aladdin in the final fifteen minutes, which showcased some strong character work, but the narrative would have been clearer if the preceding sketches and bits had linked to it in some way.

Gryphon at the Point Hotel, until 9 Aug. 4.00pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Christie Rolley]