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Sunshine (Stickyback Theatre)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2019

Dressed up like Victorian sunbathers, Mr Sea and Mr Sand are struggling to share the beach. Mr Sand wants to sit and relax undisturbed. Mr Sea is rather more disruptive. With minimal dialogue, the accent is on physical comedy as the two antagonists channel a nice Laurel and Hardy for pre-schoolers vibe. The fourth wall is variously broken by props, water pistols and, most memorably, beach balls. There’s a pleasingly vintage, retro feel, though there’s one slightly ill-judged bit early on that goes over the kids’ heads, but which grown-ups might reasonably feel shouldn’t be there in 2019. That aside, sunshine is proving slightly hard to come by this Fringe – so get yourself a good dose with these guys whatever the weather.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]