The Big Bite Size Breakfast

There’s no better way to start a busy day at the Fringe than with coffee, a croissant, a strawberry and a host of well performed, highly amusing short plays. Not only are the freebies of good quality but the performance itself is extremely well done.The cast of four slip with ease into each new character that the required piece brings. This is no easy feat as the company gives the option of three different set-lists depending on which day you arrive; so they have their work cut out for them. It also means you have the option of returning the next day for some more pointed humour, fun performances and a damn fine cup of coffee. Judging by the packed house this seemed to be the case. I attended menu 2 which had the pleasure of kicking things off with a monologue of an unlucky in love chap coming over as a cross between Woody Allen and Liam Gallagher, the second piece was the hilarious highlight following a couple’s devotion to the 1940s, this was followed by a fun spin on Macbeth and a funny look into the life of internet RPG addicts.It’s nice and laid-back, very funny and well performed by the eager and very likable cast. Sometimes short plays can struggle to expand beyond being shaggy dog jokes, however this production cheerfully goes beyond the call of duty. A glorious way to start the day even if it’s not so glorious outside.

Reviews by Stewart McLaren

Online at www.DavidLeddy.com (with Traverse Theatre)

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The Blurb

Gorge yourself on a feast of international bite-size plays with coffee, croissants, strawberries and a warm welcome! Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award Shortlist, Observer/Guardian Picks of the Fringe, the Scotsman Top 100, Brighton Festival.