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Splash Test Dummies (Underbelly and Dummies Corp)

By | Published on Saturday 10 August 2019

My trusty small co-reviewer and I saw this Antipodean soggy clown show last year and agreed to split our differences at a fair-to-middling three stars. However, on viewing the 2019 programme, it was the first thing she picked out to go and see. To settle the beef, we enlisted the help of the Big Boy Cousins from Glasgow, who know quality knockabout when they see it. Having settled things in the fashionable form of a popular vote, I am obliged to relate that, whilst it remains true to say that you will see more accomplished physical theatre this Fringe, the will of the (small) people is that ‘Splash Test Dummies’ is winningly anarchic, tremendously silly and ridiculously good fun. 

Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]