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The Importance Of Being Earnest As Performed By Three F*cking Queens And A Duck (Out Cast Theatre)

By | Published on Wednesday 13 August 2014

A brilliant farce tracing the antics of four intrepid actors (one being a wooden bird) through rehearsal, the inevitable cast member love affair, the jealousy, the rivalry and the thrill of the first performance. The hour flew past, unlike the wooden duck, which made only a short aerial voyage in a moment of shocked alarm during their half-manic performance of the butchered Wilde classic. An enjoyable show that could only have been improved by a little more time spent on that actual finale performance. The build-up was magisterial and soaked in lines that tumesced outrageous expectation, but the fun of a farce is when the whole thing crescendos towards the end in this one the crescendo was, disappointingly, a bit short-lived.

theSpace on North Bridge, until 23 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Tom Bragg]