Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Marriage, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Sally Stott.
“Right then, you old dog; time to get you married.” It’s this kind of no-nonsense male bravado that runs through Tom Parry’s amiable but underdeveloped adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s comedy. A co-production with the Comedian’s Theatre Company, it’s an oddly cold piece with not many genuinely funny jokes, revolving around the reluctant attempts of a man (Ben Clark) to find a wife, aided by a gregarious match matcher (Camille Ucan). Adam Riches gives a believable performance as his best friend, but the story needs to be tighter and characters richer if the message of men railroaded into matrimony is to resonate with a modern audience.
Assembly George Square Studios (Venue 17) until 30 August
Published in The Scotsman on 22 August 2015
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