Theatre review: Rave Generation
Edinburgh Fringe Scotsman review: Rave Generation at Paradise in Augustine’s (Venue 152), reviewed by David Pollock
Meet James Curious, tie-dyed raver of a certain age who runs dance classes for four- to six-year-olds which consist of pounding tribal techno and re-enacting the warehouse rave experience. Parents and teachers take him to task, only for him to lock all the doors and drug them with MDMA for an eye-opening experience.
Full of ideas but with no idea how to execute them, the best bits of this play are half-formed and the most coherent parts are the most clichéd. The dad who turns off the techno to dance ballet to Simon and Garfunkel is funny; the rest is a mish-mash.
Originally published in The Scotsman