Friday, 18 August 2017

EDINBURGH FRINGE REVIEW: Murder She Didn't Write: the Improvised Murder Mystery at the Pleasance Courtyard

Returning again to Edinburgh Fringe for fifth year is @degreesoferror "Murder She Didn't write" a slick formula driven improv show which takes as its loose starting point a cross between Cluedo and the Angela Lansbury 90's detective show . 

On this occasion we meet Mr Orange , Miss Scarlet , Mrs Violet , Mr Blue and the young master Green with musical accompaniment by Mr White. One is to be the victim and one the villain and our detective's sidekick in the audience Jerkins must choose. However these accomplished performers are always dependent on witty and amusing suggestions from the audience and were let down by a rather dull Tea Party in the tale of the poisonous cucumber. On a previous outing the setting on a bouncy castle provided them with much more material to improvise around. 

Nevertheless they worked hard with plenty of gags about T , Tea and Coffee as well as a range of vegetable jokes to create a fun filled hour and skilfully wrapped up the show revealing the murderer from the cast of suspects much to the delight of the packed house .

Definitely worth catching and hoping for some clever shouts outs to set the scene!

Review by Nick Wayne

Rating: ★★★★
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