Miss Behave's Game Show
  • By Kyung Oh
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  • 5th Aug 2014
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  • ★★★★

Miss Behave hosts the wackiest, zaniest game show at the Fringe! You are kept on your toes, trying to outsmart the opposing team. No one’s really sure what the rules are, except that there are some - ‘we make up our own rules!’ our host declares gleefully. If you get an answer right, she rewards, and if you misbehave, she punishes.

We were also clamouring for Miss Behave’s approval, like school children enamoured with our favourite teacher who’s showing us something exciting for the first time.

From the get-go the audience immediately develop a camaraderie with their teams, trying to get the answer before the others, because there’s everything to play for. We were also clamouring for Miss Behave’s approval, like school children enamoured with our favourite teacher who’s showing us something exciting for the first time. Except the teacher is wearing a fabulous, fitted gold glitter dress and shows off her moves to all manner of beats.

Using a combination of a makeshift easel and cut-up cardboard with instructions, we play analogue variations of popular phone-app games. I don’t want to spoil any of the fun, but at one point there were skittles and hammers involved. I wish there had been more games to play, and at times the dodgy wifi in the room delayed some of the tasks. But Miss Behave never stops entertaining, and she will keep on adding to her repertoire of tricks throughout the Fringe.

It’s a pay-what-you-want show, and definitely one of its kind. Go, and make sure to take your phone with you!

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The Blurb

A game show for the austerity generation. Part game show, variety show and disco. Everyone’s a winner! In a reaction to the slick and earnest high production that populates the world of entertainment today, Miss B presents a deliberately lo-fi, silly and audience-centric bag of fun. Starring the good, the bad and the absurd of Edinburgh Fringe, plus an awful lot of cardboard. Come and experience a genuinely unique experience in a world of generic mediocrity. Important: Briiiing-briiiing your phones! ‘Shockingly good!’(Evening Standard). www.pay-what-you-want.info