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The Savage Planet (The Watersports Aficionados / PBH Free Fringe)

By | Published on Thursday 8 August 2013

Textbook Fringe; a tiny room, a young company and a few chairs. Regrettably, however The Watersports Aficionados fail to hit the mark with their first Edinburgh show. From the off they give themselves a tough hill to climb with Sci-Fi subject matter, a gloriously high concept for a show on an incredibly tight budget. The show is introduced as a lecture, yet the blaring window for audience interaction is shirked entirely. There are witty lines, but these are thrown away with vexing frequency. I want desperately to put it down to opening-show nerves, and hopefully in the coming days the cast will start to have a bit more fun with this show. The potential is there, the company just need the confidence to match.

The Fiddler’s Elbow, until 11 Aug, 3.15pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Holly Sharp]