Spoken Word review: Moraletry
Edinburgh Fringe Scotsman review: Moraletry at The Banshee Labyrinth (Venue 156), reviewed by Roger Cox
Performance poets Richard Purnell and Gary From Leeds have framed this show as an awareness-raising exercise for Moraletry, their nascent “moral poetry movement”. Pseudo-corporate props include a diagram outlining the organisation’s command structure, which features Lorraine Kelly in a surprisingly prominent role, and a graph showing how morality levels in the UK can fluctuate alarmingly in response to powerful cultural forces such as wars, The Beatles and James Blunt.
It’s a neat premise, but – with the exception of a clever sequence of haikus – the poems that make up the bulk of the show aren’t anywhere near good enough to back it up.
MORE INFO: Moraletry is at Banshee Labyrinth
Originally published in The Scotsman