Character Limit

Edinburgh Festival Fringe review (musicals and opera): Character Limit at C Too (venue 4). Review by Claire Smith

According to the creators of this musical, the internet has turned the brains of young people into soup – and not in a good way.

Alienation, social media addiction and online bullying are all tackled here and there is an earnest attempt to address casual sexism. But it is a listless affair, the music is dreary, the songs unmemorable and there is a failure to establish character, narrative and plot.

The writers have forgotten to explain who the people on stage are – which is a problem if they expect the audience to care about them or their issues.

Until 9 August. Today 2pm, more info

Originally published in The Scotsman

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