Theatre review: Grimm Ever After
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review: Grimm Ever After at Paradise in the Vault (Venue 29), reviewed by Matt Trueman
Where do the Grimm brothers get their ideas? A stroll through the Black Forest, according to this sweet but oh-so-scruffy playlet. Vadiroydd Production’s simple meta-fairytale sends Will and Jakob Grimm off in separate directions and each accumulates a fantastical gang en route, each with a problem of their own. Red Riding Hood has lost her gran. Prince Charming’s lost his Princess. Rapunzel’s lost her hair.
It’s all charmingly amateurish with a winsome enthusiasm that makes it pretty much critic-proof, but, even at 45 minutes, it’s way too formulaic. Keep an eye out for Faebian Averies though, who makes a sparky, understated Rapunzel.
Until 18 August. Today 5:45pm
Originally published in The Scotsman