Theatre review: Fade
Edinburgh Fringe Scotsman review: Fade at Bedlam Theatre (Venue 49), reviewed by Sally Stott
Following last year’s exuberant Inheritance Blues, DugOut Theatre return with a more earnest piece, which starts off with their trademark combination of irreverent humour and live music before plunging into melancholic musings on life and relationships.
Focusing on a love triangle between a journalist, his former girlfriend and her current film-maker partner, the emotion comes from the music rather than the dialogue – and there could really be more of the former.
The company have a compelling and distinctive style, but self-analytical declarations of feelings are not their greatest strength.
Light, upbeat comedies are what they do best and will hopefully return to after this outing.
MORE INFO: Fade is at Bedlam
Originally published in The Scotsman