I also found it pompous and facile, was waiting for it to end and entertained most by looking at the depressed faces of various audience members. A song and dance about nothing, a notion, no contact with real guts. The actors display courage and energy (even if they somewhat annoyingly shout all the time except when finally speaking about their fathers (join up the dots, no real revelation this), but they were up against an intractable foe. I have no idea how this has had such good reviews. - Louise Larchbourne
15 May 11
I've got to disagree with the above - this show is what the Fringe is all about! Daring, challenging, provocative writing; superb performances; and went I went last night it was sold out and the audience loved it. Ridley is alive and well - and so is the Fringe! - JB
13 May 11
This is so overrated and self indulgent. What a terrible show, you could see this was a badly produced, rushed show.
Ridley is over. - theatredt
06 May 11
I thought this was tedious and pretentious. It isn't shocking, it's puerile....some of the descriptive passages are wince-inducing but hardly original. There are no characters to speak, although the actors work hard physically and vocally but really, why should we care. Ridley's much talked-of gift for language seems to have deserted him on this occasion....highly ordinary, many of the storytelling sections wouldn't sound out of place in a creative writing competition at a particularly liberal comprehensive school. This is the kind of twaddle that gives Fringe a bad name. Several members of the audience fell asleep during the show....it's traverse staging so one can't fail to notice. Despite the valiant efforts of the actors, can't say I blame them. - ajh
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