Theatre review: Mind The Gap
Theatre review: Mind The Gap

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Mind The Gap, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Fiona Shepherd ★★ This riff on the strangers-in-a-train-carriage ­set-up sketches the stories of a group of passengers on a London tube journey. We meet the unfulfilled housewife with objectophilia, the East European nanny, half bewildered by, half scornful of her adopted city, the …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Mind The Gap, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Fiona Shepherd

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This riff on the strangers-in-a-train-carriage ­set-up sketches the stories of a group of passengers on a London tube journey.

We meet the unfulfilled housewife with objectophilia, the East European nanny, half bewildered by, half scornful of her adopted city, the failing businessman with a drink problem, and hear a mismatched soundtrack from a performance poet, a busker and a beatboxer, plus a trapped mouse and a sarcastic announcer.

The capable cast give a slick ensemble performance but if all human (and some rodent) life can be found on the London underground, why choose to tell these mundane tales?

Greenside @ Royal Terrace, until 21 August, 4:05pm / listings

Published in The Scotsman on 15 August 2015

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