F.R.A.N.C 4**** - One4Review
one4review | On 05, Aug 2016
It has become traditional in recent years that award winning comedian and playwright Keir McAllister pens a multi layered comedy play that is a delight to watch. In this year’s thought provoking offering, F.R.A.N.C, Fully Reactive Automated Non-alcoholic Comedian, McAllister has teamed up with John McGlade to create an homage to the Mary Shelly story of a perfect creation that is maybe not quite what it seems.
Some of the cream of the Scottish comedy scene take on the roles, Jojo Sutherland, Joe McTernan Robin Grainger, Gus Lymborn, Stuart Murphy, Jay Lafferty and the disembodied voice of Tom Stade play the characters as the story unfolds.
The writing is crisp and punchy, the biting satirical style augmented with VT, and the direction by Paul Sneddon keep the audience engaged and involved throughout the all too short hour.
F.R.A.N.C is created to be the ‘perfect comedian’, a creature that can adapt to every audience and group, masterminded as the brainchild of The Professor, failed comic himself, in conjunction with The Engine , an IT nerd, but is he? What could possibly go wrong?
To find out this and more I recommend you go see this delightful show, it’s a great way to start the Fringe day.
Reviewed by Geoff
13.35 to 14.35
Until 28th ( not) 15th