NewsRevue 2016 5***** - One4Review
one4review | On 13, Aug 2016
NewsRevue is an integral part of the Edinburgh Fringe, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a fast-paced topical show packed with sketches, songs and voice-over gags all combining to summarize and satirize the year.
And what a year it has been, meaning the show was not short of targets – just an extra challenge for the cast and crew that this year, these seem to have been moving targets!
Topics included US Electioneering, Chilcot, the Rio games, the NHS, BoJo, Gove, Andy Murray, the SNP, ISIS, England at football, Her Majesty the Queen, same sex marriage, the unstoppable Corbyn, Melania Trump, Pokemon Go, Paedophiles, Merkel, dietary fads, ISS, US gun laws, diplomatic relations with Putin, the BFG film, Game of Thrones, Oscar Pistorius, Farrage, some Lib Dem chappie, and of course the only story that changes faster than Donald Trump’s opinions – Brexit.
Naturally, there was also the usual, well-handled annual death list – and yes, I teared up a little. But despite that being a long list this year, the show managed to change horrible 2016 into horribly funny 2016. We have come to expect a lot of NewsRevue. We got a lot of laughs.
Reviewed by Gill
To 29th Aug (not 17th) 18:30