Heir Heads, theSpace on North Bridge, Review

Rating (out of 5)
Show info
Pretty Knickers Productions
Lewis Lauder, Calum Ferguson (writers).
Niamh Kinane (Charlotte), Claire Docherty (Poppy), Sarah Dingwall (Violet), Mhairi McCall (Ms Woods), Becky Niven (Holly), Calum Ferguson (Oliver).
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Pretty Knickers Productions presents a dirty, gritty comedy full of swearing and hilarious dead-pan remarks, a good ol’ fashioned farce with over-the-top, comical characters who are all fighting over the will of a wealthy, promiscuous older gentleman. Three bratty sisters believe they’re going to walk away with his entire fortune before a suspicious stranger slips in at the last second to receive the lot.

With simple props and set, the cast manage to convey a complex story, full of twist and turns, with clarity and ease. The writers, Lauder and Ferguson (who also plays Oliver) obviously enjoy poking fun at the elite, with the strong message that money certainly cannot buy class but makes for some hilarious entertainment. They have no problem pushing the envelope with their comedy, which, at times, was a bit crude for the audience’s taste.

With seduction, betrayal and anal beads, this classic-style comedy has everything, including a very talented cast. Sarah Dingwall gives a stand-out performance as the sweet but dopey sister. With an idyllic tone, she is often the voice of reason, but also has plenty of laugh-out-loud, gullible moments. Becky Niven is also a delight giving 'Miss Hannigan' a run for her money for ultimate scheming matriarch.

If you like an absurdist farce with its fair share of salacious humour, then this production is a must-see!

Dates and Times: 19-24 August,18:35.

Suitability: 14+

Prices: £9.00 (concession £7)