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Intergalactic Nemesis: Twin Infinity (The Robot Planet)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2016

Intergalactic Nemesis Ed2016

Billed as a “live action graphic novel”, this is a live audio-drama (complete with pianist and foley artist) performed against a backdrop of comic panels depicting the action. The plot is a loving pastiche of golden age pulp sci-fi: time travel, mutants, and evil Nazi scientists abound. As is often the case, much of the amusement comes from watching the foley artist create disparate sound effects, as well as seeing the actors assume multiple roles, often at the same time. There’s no denying the talents of the cast, but the experience itself feels a little over-long. If you love science fiction, you’ll enjoy this show, though you might just wish you could time-travel to skip the quieter moments.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andy Leask]