Theatre review: Checkpoint 22
Theatre review: Checkpoint 22

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Checkpoint 22, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Paul Whitelaw. ★★ Two best friends, just out of college, decide to earn some extra cash by working as security men at the Glastonbury festival. Stationed miles from the main event, they’re essentially tasked with guarding a tree. Dave wants to abandon his post …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Checkpoint 22, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Paul Whitelaw.

★★

Two best friends, just out of college, decide to earn some extra cash by working as security men at the Glastonbury festival. Stationed miles from the main event, they’re essentially tasked with guarding a tree.

Dave wants to abandon his post and enjoy the festival, but conscientious Joel is staying put. To stave off boredom, they bicker, banter and argue in fairly amiable fashion while dancing around a secret that could destroy their friendship. That’s all there is to this decently performed yet slight comic play. Pleasant but forgettable.

Underbelly, Cowgate (Venue 61) until 30 August / listings

Published in The Scotsman on 18 August 2015

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