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Hound Dog (Ginny Davis Productions)

By | Published on Monday 5 August 2013

Expect more titters than barking laughs from this light comedy about family relationships. I felt the actors were straining at the collar in these stereotypical roles, struggling with a mundane plot which needed a chalkboard sign to move it along. I’d put it down to my being a cat-person, but then even I’d say the greatest freedom and most decent performances came from the two dogs. Set entirely within one room, it’s a contrived scene of a family of four and their canine pet. Yet one tail-end twist hints that returning Fringe writer Davis might not be so straightforwardly sweet. At times amusing and touching, it could at least be used to soothe the blues after any macabre drama you may have witnessed.

Sweet Grassmarket, until 11 Aug, 4.00pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Amber-Page Moss]