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Meal Ticket (The Mockingbirds)

By | Published on Monday 12 August 2013

‘Meal Ticket’ deserves a place among the best shows of the 2013 Fringe! It follows bored, part-time catering staff as they provide service for the ‘Starstruck Magazine Sassy Sister’s Awards’. There are an impressive range of characters, from the achingly narcissistic bosses to the charming yet ditzy workers, and every actor is superb, giving real life and substance to the characters. When the event turns to chaos, the underlying tensions in the characters’ relationships start to emerge, culminating in a violent confrontation. In addition to great humour this show also has intelligent ideas about class and opportunity. The lively atmosphere created by the performers make this the most enjoyable show I’ve seen so far.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug, 6.00pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Michael Black]