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Knightmare Live: The Game Has Changed (Electric Talent)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2016

Knightmare Live Ed2016

Not having seen the 90s TV show can initially make ‘Knightmare Live’ feel like you’ve turned up to a geeks’ party carrying some dice with the wrong number of sides. However, the sheer exuberance of the presenters, who narrate the volunteer ‘Chosen One’ through good, evil and quite possibly death via the choices of guest comedians, has kept this show fresh on its third Fringe. It’s refreshed by Paul Flannery and Zoe Hunn’s colour-activated backdrop, which perfects the 90s low-fi aesthetic. So much more than a goblin, Brendan Murphy plays fantastical characters on and off the stage, with voices and an energy that reduced more than one audience game player to helpless giggles. A must for your not-so inner nerd, go forth and quest!

Pleasance Dome, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Francesca Peschier]