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Fladam’s Musical Comedy Hootennany (Fladam)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2022

I say, I say, what a delightful homage to variety theatre and some of its greats. Not that this is an impersonation or bio-tribute show, even if many stars of the tradition are referenced. It’s all new material; songs and gags, mainly aimed at contemporary TV culture, delivered in the venerable variety show style (slightly undermined by a weak framing device about getting the show to Edinburgh). Though I’m sure an audience would spark more brightly at a different time and place, I felt that this good and confidently delivered idea didn’t really get across the footlights. Even so, Fringe newcomers Fladam (Florence Poskitt and Adam Sowter) are talented and engaging performers, and there is much to enjoy here.

Pleasance at EICC, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Alan Cranston]