First World Problems

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review (theatre): First World Problems at C South (Venue 58). Review by Sally Stott

Is your basil plant dead? Has the supermarket moved everything around so you can’t find the brioche? If so, you’ve got what’s commonly referred to as first-world problems – grievances that aren’t in the wider scheme of things that important.

Made up of a collection of gripes, including ones gathered from audience members, the show is more a series of snapshots than a fully structured play, with amusing observations delivered simultaneously in a way that emulates the cacophony of background noise that, thanks to the Internet, is a part of modern-day western life.

As well as highlighting the phenomenon the company could do with developing more of an original perspective on it.

Until 25 August. Today 1:05pm.

Originally published in The Scotsman

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