Madame George by Keir McAllister 4**** - One4Review
one4review | On 03, Aug 2019
Multi Award winning writer Keir McAllister has done it again. Each year this prolific comedian and play write produces a thoroughly enjoyable, delightfully written play and Madam George is up there with his best.
McAllister always enlists some of his comedian friends for his cast and this year Jojo Sutherland, Paul Sneddon and Jay Lafferty are those selected to deliver the well-crafted and funny lines that flow from his pen, or in these days probably from his laptop.
Madame George, Jojo Sutherland is a somewhat underwhelming psychic, she has only one client, the somewhat strange Mr Doyle, Paul Sneddon, who seems to be more a family friend than anything. Then there is Daisy, Jay Lafferty, How does she fit into the story? And what about the dead mother?
Using his undoubted skills as a writer McAllister lets the story unfold layer by layer as one by one all the pieces are revealed and the picture is complete.
The simple staging of a living room is well designed, the added bonus of a live musical soundtrack composed and performed by DaveBeMac assist in providing atmosphere. Each actor turned in an enjoyable performance and Ms Sutherland excelled as the somewhat tortured medium of Agnes.
So for a great way to start off the Fringe day you wouldn’t need to be psychic to know this could be the very show to view.
Reviewed by Geoff
Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose Doon Stairs
13.00 to 14.00
Until 26th (not 19th)