Theatre review: Book of Blakewell
Edinburgh Fringe Scotsman review: Book of Blakewell at Underbelly, Cowgate (Venue 61), reviewed by Claire Smith
There are a lot of middle-class people in Hackney these days, aren’t there? If you live in Hackney you probably know this. If you don’t live in Hackney you probably don’t care. So it is a bit of a mystery why this musical double act have made the class demographic in one London borough such an obsession of their Edinburgh show.
The song about right-on people secretly reading the Mail Online is good and I also liked the one about shallow actors. But the production is overly conservative and both the music and the lyrics rather dull.
MORE INFO: Book of Blakewell at Underbelly, Cowgate (Venue 61), until 25 August
Originally published in The Scotsman