MacBraveheart: The Other Scottish Play 4**** - One4Review
one4review | On 13, Aug 2014
As the title suggests this is a comic amalgam of both McBeath and Braveheart mixed together with Rabbie Burns who seem to have a large dose of Malapropisms prior to the show. Throw in a evil witch who persuades William Wallace to kill The Bruce before he can name the Salmond as his successor and we have an hours entertainment packed through with laugh-out loud moments from the off.
The play written by Phil Differ a writer, actor, director, stand-up of renown, is packed with humour, acrostic references and the replacement of fighting with the ballot box which doesn’t sit well with Wallace. Gerry McLaughlin, Scarlet Mack, James McAnerney are the three actors who breathe life into the deliberately low tech production with Differ himself in charge of the direction.
This is a delightfully tongue in cheek piece of theatre relevant to the time and I have to say for me it could have lasted way longer
Reviewed by Geoff
Assembly Rooms Studio One
13.15 to 14.00