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Murder, She Didn’t Write (Degrees Of Error)

By | Published on Wednesday 19 August 2015

Murder She Didn't Write

Last night a quarrel between glass blowers turned deadly, as the murder mystery got an improv makeover from Degrees of Error. Lively, energetic fun ensued, but it struck me afterwards that the audience didn’t have much bearing on what happened. We randomly assigned the murderer, but since we didn’t find out their identity until the end, the effect was mostly lost on us. We also had no influence on the highly stylised characters that emerged among the suspects – the 22-year-old manchild and the glass blower with a rather unpleasant penchant for domestic violence just sort of… happened. The performances were at least consistently entertaining – it’s an unquestionably talented cast – but the clear potential for something really special wasn’t reached.

Sweet Grassmarket, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jon Stapley]