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The Great Ridolphi (The Last Great Hunt)

By | Published on Thursday 17 August 2017

When unassuming family man Victor O’Meara receives a visit from Interpol detectives inquiring after his late father, famous magician the Great Ridolphi, he is whisked off on the kind of old-school, globetrotting adventure you’d dream of as a kid. Victor must find out the truth behind a great art heist, armed only with a suitcase full of seemingly random items bequeathed to him by his father (real name Harry, of course). Sole actor Steve Turner is a compelling raconteur, demonstrating impressive range as he takes on the multitude of characters Victor encounters. Just when you think you’ve got the measure of it, the show turns, unfolding into something stranger and more beautiful than you could have expected.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]