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Raiders – The Whisky Trader (Theatre For Africa)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

Combine seasoned comic storytellers, a Fringe crowd and a lot of whisky and it’s hardly surprising that such a bonkers production is the result. A fascinating tale of malt whisky on its journey from the streets of Scotland to its place in the eastern Cape of Africa, this sober-sounding storyline belies a production that guzzles on silliness. With cobbled-together props, barrels of audience participation and a kick of Monty Python-like farce that edges dangerously close to the puerile, this is a niche theatrical tipple that certainly won’t appeal to all. However, if you can forgive the odd pun too many, this show offers, particularly to groups of mates, a great raucous knees-up, fizzing with fun.

Spotlites @ The Merchant’s Hall, until 20 Aug, 5.25pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Katharine Wootton]