Theatre review: Static – Free
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review: Static – Free at The Fiddler’s Elbow (Venue 71), reviewed by Alison Kerr
Static is a story about a boy growing up in the shadow of the events that followed 11 September, 2001, and how the rolling news coverage of the “War on Terror” shaped his life – and his personality.
The unnamed boy, winningly played by Hugh McCann, recounts his memories of that horrific day and the aftermath during which he developed an all-consuming obsession with current affairs programmes and a life’s ambition “to get in the studio with Jeremy Paxman”. Rather rambling, this one-man play does, however, boast a handful of funny moments.
MORE INFO: Static – Free at The Fiddler’s Elbow (Venue 71),, until 24 August
Originally published in The Scotsman