And now for a bit of theatre – although, by the sound of it, not terribly serious theatre. Our next show is The Club, at the Billiard Room @ Gilded Balloon Teviot, at 17:00 on Sunday 21st. Here’s the blurb: “Phoenix Nights meets The Sopranos. One night in London’s legendary 90s club, The Tardis. If you were there you wouldn’t remember anyway… George is facing closure unless he pays the mother of all rent demands. Fortunately, The Tardis is having the party of the year tonight. Only problem is, George is also due money to feared gangster Dave Sharky, who’ll stop at nothing to crash the party and take the club for himself. A new dark comedy from acclaimed Edinburgh writer Ruaraidh Murray. ‘Terrific’ **** (Scotsman). ‘Irresistible’ **** (Herald). ‘Bravura’ **** (Metro). ‘Comedy gold’ **** (Stage).”
I’m looking forward to this a lot because it sounds absolutely hilarious. Quentin Tarantino meets Irvine Welsh apparently. Just hope I can understand the accents! Check back around 6.15 to see if it was as funny as it sounds and by then the preview blog for our next show should be available to read too.
It had to happen – the first show we’ve seen that we didn’t like. It didn’t help that we had to sit at the back because there’s no rake in the front rows; and also it was very stuffy in there; but we also thought it was quite poorly written, didn’t really hang together (we heard the staff say as we left that it had finished 9 minutes early so maybe they missed a chunk out) and it just seemed very dated and irrelevant. Don’t particularly mind bad language, but it wasn’t very wittily done. Ruaraidh Murray acts in his own play with Mark Farrelly, and their performances are good, but as for the rest of it, ah well, never mind!