Theatre review: Auld Edinburgh Tales
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review: Auld Edinburgh Tales at Sweet Grassmarket (Venue 18), reviewed by David Pollock
Many might read the title Auld Edinburgh Tales and believe they’re in for a Royal Mile walking tour without the walking, in which case a warning might be in order.
First we hear the story of “Hauf-Hangit” Maggie Dickson, who swung from the gallows on the road outside the venue, and then the action switches to the present, where a desperate Fringe flyerer is harassed by Maggie’s brazen ghost.
Both performances are spirited – far too excessively for the most part – but the quality of the acting and the staging puts it on a par with your average school play.
Until 26 August. Today 3:40pm
More info: Auld Edinburgh Tales is at Sweet Grassmarket
Originally published in The Scotsman