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The Flop (A Hijinx Production in association with Spymonkey)

By | Published on Friday 10 August 2018

A light-hearted farce, focusing on the infamous ‘trial by congress’ of the Marquis de Langey, ‘The Flop’ resembles something akin to a pantomime for adults. We follow the hapless Marquis through his naïve marriage, and the legal battle over his alleged impotence. At times my rational brain noted that it was silly, and wasn’t really saying much about anything of substance…but then my sense of humour drop-kicked that stuffy bore out of my head, and I surrendered to laughter. The cast play a number of roles, and play music too, while the cheerful destruction of the fourth wall is so tongue-in-cheek it’s a wonder they can get their lines out! Riotously funny, endlessly endearing and delightfully shambolic.

Summerhall, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andy Leask]