Theatre review: O! Glorious Youth
Theatre review: O! Glorious Youth

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: O! Glorious Youth, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Billy Barrett ★★ A company of bright young things performs this centenary homage to the First World War and the Roaring Twenties. Flappers and soldiers dance and brawl through endless nights as bombs blast across the Channel, hurtling towards a shellshocked comedown. Green …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: O! Glorious Youth, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Billy Barrett

★★

A company of bright young things performs this centenary homage to the First World War and the Roaring Twenties. Flappers and soldiers dance and brawl through endless nights as bombs blast across the Channel, hurtling towards a shellshocked comedown.

Green Stag Theatre’s device of performing everything facing out to the audience encapsulates the self-indulgence of the era, and creates ample opportunities for physical comedy and slick choreography. However, a few too many characters and slightly skimpy plot means that period style predominates over narrative substance.

The Space on the Mile (Venue 39 ) until 15 August / listings

Published in The Scotsman on 10 August 2015

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