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The Struggling Life Of An Artist (Hitting Heads Productions)

By | Published on Thursday 22 August 2019

A semi-autobiographical show about two friends striving for a career in the arts, written and performed by two friends striving for a career in the arts, could hold a mirror up to the Fringe, revealing something profound. Or, it could lose itself in self-indulgent tedium… The show starts badly, with stilted dialogue, and gets worse, with off-key singing and a ludicrously ill-judged attempt at a Scottish accent. It’s a pity, as there’s a strong concept at its heart: the tension between sticking to your principles or compromising them for a job. But it’s squandered, and when the protagonists conclude that they must make their own show – about them, and their struggle – I could feel the audience’s collective silent scream: please, don’t.

C aquila, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 1/5 | [Andy Leask]