Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Review: 15% of the Seagull

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9 August 2014, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh Review

Thespians are an endless source of comedy, and Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’ is ripe for picking. Here we see Liberty Martin, the highly strung half of this duo, desperate to direct, produce and act in ‘The Seagull’ despite only having one actor left – Cheryl Mayer, the seemingly dull half of the act. But, of course darlings, the show must go on. The final result is a mix of wig-and-accent acting alongside intelligent jokes, preposterous props, good acting and, ultimately, a very likeable show. The scenes in which they mock pretentious am-dram members were undoubtedly the highlights of the show, and perhaps more humour could have squeezed from these. Overall, ‘15% of the Seagull’ is a gloriously silly comedy.

Image: Alixroth/Flickr

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