Theatre review: Oh Gumtree
Theatre review: Oh Gumtree

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Oh Gumtree, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Claire Smith. ★★ We are in a waiting room, with a timid girl in a party dress, two squabbling sisters and a cleaner wearing an overall. Some time later a lady in a nice lavender cashmere coat turns up. What are they all doing …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Oh Gumtree, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Claire Smith.

★★

We are in a waiting room, with a timid girl in a party dress, two squabbling sisters and a cleaner wearing an overall. Some time later a lady in a nice lavender cashmere coat turns up.

What are they all doing here? We do not know until the end – when a neat twist reveals where we really are and what we are waiting for.

The piece has a certain style but the writing is aimless, the characters lacking substance and the dialogue limp. I won’t spoil the ending for you – but it isn’t the biggest surprise in the world.

C Nova (Venue 145) until 22 August / listings

Published in The Scotsman on 11 August 2015

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