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Schërzo (Slapstick)

By | Published on Tuesday 8 August 2023

Five musicians, a plethora of instruments and a wealth of silliness make for a fabulous hour’s entertainment. Riffing off a wealth of classical staples while swapping seamlessly from violins and piano to the tuba and even alpine horns, the hugely talented ensemble keep up a steady stream of fantastic playing and visual amusement all the way through to a barnstorming tap finale (even if you hate tap, it’s a doozy). This show isn’t in the kids’ section of the programme, but my two young co-reviewers were just as amused, impressed and entertained as I was. Both the musicality and the clowning are of the highest order, with impeccable comic and sonic timing. The ovation at the end was well-deserved. Joyous.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | Bruce Blacklaw