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Inspector Norse (LipService Theatre)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Enjoy knitting? Then this unquestionably is the play for you. With a large woollen set and props, the LipService duo are in their element on stage – spoofing Swedish crime thrillers, responding well to the audience and generally delivering a humorous performance. Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding have undeniable comedic chemistry, but at times the jokes and performances were overshadowed by the spectacular stage aesthetics. It is also fair to say that some of the cultural references and general humour will appeal more to an older audience than it does to a younger one. But, for the simple fact that a backdrop and a car made of wool is a pretty impressive sight, this production definitely merits a visit.

Assembly George Square, until 25 Aug (except 11, 12, 19) 4.20pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Rory Morgan]