Theatre review: Easter Eggs
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review: Easter Eggs at theSpace @ Surgeons’ Hall (Venue 53), reviewed by David Pollock
On an Easter weekend family holiday, some entirely ordinary things happen. Dad acts very much like a dad. Son is chastised for his going-nowhere music career, and his parents express disappointment that he likes to play Johnny Flynn instead of Paul Simon these days.
Probably the best sequence sees Mum badger her daughter almost obsessively about her eating habits, a well-observed vignette which briefly lifts the lid on these characters and their motivations.
Family friend and comedy sleazeball Simon appears to be channelling Montgomery Burns from The Simpsons. They come together, they talk around in circles, we sadly learn nothing.
Until 24 August. Today 3:05pm
More info: Easter Eggs is at theSpace @ Surgeons’ Hall
Originally published in The Scotsman