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Riptide – The Slasher Musical (Porgy Productions)

By | Published on Friday 15 August 2014

It’s ‘Scooby Doo’ meets ‘Scream’ meets ‘Baywatch’; a group of 20-somethings embark on the spring break of a lifetime, each with a different objective in mind. Heading to a secluded beach cabin with the aim of partying themselves into oblivion, the characters slowly get picked off one by one. The production is reminiscent of the majority of 90s horror films: predictable, over-sexualised and bloody. ‘Riptide’ manages to be an entertaining musical, however, with some catchy tunes from a live band and some stellar performances, despite being completely over the top and with no substance whatsoever. This is a production to attend if you simply want some silly, sexy, outrageous entertainment.

Sweet Grassmarket, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Keara Barnes]