Edinburgh Fringe: VIRTUOUS FLOCK


by Billy Barrett

C Venues, C Soco, Venue 348, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
4 – 21 August 2010 @ 1.20pm (50 mins)
£7.50 – £9.50

book tickets

Reviewed by Jacqueline Sharp

On a lazy afternoon what could be more exciting than a A dark tale of gothic gore?

This tale certainly lived up to its promise with dark comedy and gothic gore at its best, inspired by Le Theatre du Grand-Guignol and the Victorian weekly serial booklets known as “Penny Dreadfuls”.

As the tale unfolds into the murder of three women this story is not for the faint hearted, with buckets of gore and blood, murder, nuns, Catholicism, coffins, graveyards, barons, servants, a wife, and a songstress mistress who sings gothic opera in a bath!

Revenge is the moral of this gory tale presented by N10 Productions, formed by producer/director Lauren Overs, from Muswell Hill, London.

The talented young cast are extremely convincing in their roles. They engaged very well with a very receptive audience, who seemed to laugh continuously at the dark humour, and enjoy the musical scores and the dark gruesome lyrics! I actually thought I was there in real time!

Very entertaining overall! Those who go to see this production should take a macabre sense of humour with them as some scenes are very grotesque, although they are not meant to be offensive!

I recommend this production for those who do not get shocked or offended by gore, blood and the grotesque.


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