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Gun (Phil And Will)

By | Published on Sunday 18 August 2019

This ambitious one-man show sees Will Hartley take on the roles of at least eight main characters in a complicated and twisting Western caper. His wide range of voices and accents adds greatly to this humorous piece, which was written by Hartley himself. A very simple set of props (which are used in multiple ways), lighting, music and sound effects all complement the performance – the night time scenes are particularly effective. His rare off script moments show a performer in tune with his audience, as he slips in some commentary on any slight mishaps and also throws in the odd caustic comment about the Fringe. Hartley maintains an energetic and skilful performance right up to the truly climatic ending. 

Assembly Rooms, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Charlie Ellis]