Theatre review: Savage
Theatre review: Savage

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Savage, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Billy Barrett ★ Reading University Drama Society attempts to mine the comic potential of the student flat-share experience in this uninspired “tactical chunder”-filled snapshot of life as a Fresher. There are few laughs to be had with the lazy lad-banter, cliché-laden script, and the absence …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Savage, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Billy Barrett

Reading University Drama Society attempts to mine the comic potential of the student flat-share experience in this uninspired “tactical chunder”-filled snapshot of life as a Fresher.

There are few laughs to be had with the lazy lad-banter, cliché-laden script, and the absence of plot – save one partner swap and several arguments over a Spotify playlist – gives the audience little to hang on for when the gags fail to land.

At one point a bored party-goer describes the whole evening as “purgatorial” – perhaps echoing the exact thoughts of some of those in Savage’s audience.

The Space @ Surgeon’s Hall (Venue 53), until 29 August, 2:35pm

Published in The Scotsman on 25 August 2015

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