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The Creepie Stool (Black Dingo Productions)

By | Published on Monday 26 August 2013

‘The Creepie Stool’ depicts the events surrounding unrest in 17th Century Edinburgh. The domestic setting is used as a microcosm of society, showing us a hidden Catholic amongst her fearful and revolutionary peers. A simple and witty original script makes great use of the Fringe audience, referencing how Edinburgh was overrun with Catholic strangers, in a comparison to the audience themselves. This elicits giggles throughout, lightening the tone of an otherwise sombre piece. The show is historically informative, although at times the references require a prior knowledge of mythology and places that may be lost on some audience members. This play is an obvious labour of love, and the cast are a pleasure to watch.

Just Festival at St John’s, 26 Aug, 8.30pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Frances Greenfield]