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The Post Show (The Berserker Residents)

By | Published on Saturday 23 August 2014

The perfect Fringe palate-cleanser: enter the theatre as a play is finishing (the entire audience have missed the preceding six hours). What follows is an hour long post show Q&A discussion, about a play that doesn’t exist. The show is genuinely funny, especially in the context of an international arts festival; the actors, playing actors, puncture the pomposity that so often pervades the theatrical world, but in an affectionate, knowing way. Watching them respond to the audience’s increasingly outlandish questions was a real highlight and I wish they’d had the confidence to have a little more of that and a little less of the pre-scripted interludes, which were funny, but not quite on the level of the improvised sections.

Assembly George Square Studios, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Leask]