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Murder, She Didn’t Write – The Improvised Murder Mystery (Degrees Of Error)

By | Published on Tuesday 12 August 2014

It seems the jokes are just as tricky to work out as the killer in this improvised murder mystery play. Scenes go on and on without a solid joke, and when the cast do eventually get a laugh the momentum is lost during another long stretch of nothing. It’s disappointing as the concept is an interesting one, which might have worked if the cast was that bit sharper. The stand-out performers are Imogen Palmer, who is strongest when interacting with the audience, along with Andrew Yeow and Lizzy Skrzypiec, who can wrangle a save from any scene they’re in. A commendable effort, but the plot fails to thicken regardless of what she wrote.

Sweet Grassmarket, until 16 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Patricia-Ann Young]