Theatre review: The Night Watch
Theatre review: The Night Watch

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: The Night Watch, reviewed by The Scotsman’s David Pollock. ★★ Sadly, if there was an individual set designer for this play their name has eluded us, because they deserve huge credit for turning a simple Old Town drawing room into a shack in the Spanish countryside during the Napoleonic Wars. …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: The Night Watch, reviewed by The Scotsman’s David Pollock.

★★

Sadly, if there was an individual set designer for this play their name has eluded us, because they deserve huge credit for turning a simple Old Town drawing room into a shack in the Spanish countryside during the Napoleonic Wars. Here, a British sergeant has brought a man he has accused of stealing from him to see his captain, when they discover the man is actually a woman with an important secret.

The three-strong cast and Antonia Goddard’s direction play events out in pleasingly unhurried style, but the script – clichéd declarations and easily second-guessed twists – lets such good work down.

C Nova (Venue 145) until 31 August / listings

Published in The Scotsman on 22 August 2015

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