Another late night last night, so not too early a start for our first show on Wednesday, that’s Early Doors, produced by Not Too Tame at The Pleasance Pop Up Pub at the Jinglin’ Geordie, 22 Fleshmarket Close, at noon on Wednesday 24th. Let’s look at the blurb: “Not Too Tame return to Edinburgh with an award-winning immersive theatrical experience in a real pub. After a sell-out UK tour, they’re back amongst the regulars at the Jinglin’ Geordie for tales of love, loss, laughter, drunken dancing, and a pub quiz. A celebration of community and pub culture, Early Doors is site specific and has all the great qualities of a gig: uplifting, unpretentious, and with a bevvy in hand! Drown your sorrows or charge your glasses, but grab a pint, take a seat and get a load of this!”
I think this is probably the most “immersive” that our shows will get this year, so we’re looking forward to a blend of pub-going and theatre-going – sounds perfect! Check back about 1.15 to see if we had too many too early and by then the preview blog for our next show should be available to read too.
A hugely enjoyable entertainment performed by a likeable and talented cast: Andrew Butler, Jimmy Fairhurst, Alex Griffin-Griffiths, Louise Haggerty, Jessica Hayles, Hanna Jarman, Emily Stott and Anthony Wright-Wilson. The welcoming pub vibe gets you from the moment you’re teased by the bouncer, through the friendly and helpful bar staff and the other regulars – all of whom are part of the show. Comedy and tragedy unfurl side by side during this captivating hour. No better message to come out from a show based in a pub than you’re a long time dead, so make the most of now. But what I really enjoyed most about the whole show is the brilliant stagecraft – how everything comes to life organically from the people around you. A must-see.