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Tenderpits

11 Aug
THEATRE
****
Tenderpits
Underbelly, Cowgate
9:30pm (run ends 26th August)

Tenderpits is a coming-out story like you have never seen before. A fast paced, multimedia performance, the show is a highly original piece of theatre. Beautifully surreal, moving, deadly serious, with moments that are laugh-out-loud funny, this is a difficult show to pigeon-hole, never mind review, but a very good one to watch.

Tenderpits is a collaboration between New York based writer and solo performer Anthony Johnston, and director Nathan Schwartz, who bring their work to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time.

The audience follow a novice wizard on his search for meaning in life. Gay, impulsive, and relentlessly positive, our hero travels on the back of a moose (of course) with a gun (the wizard, not the moose). His friendship with an illegal immigrant brings him face to face with injustice, in a journey with many twists and turns. Sadly there is no magic spell for tackling homophobia and racism, but our hero is hopeful to the last.

This is a powerful testimony to human courage. And quite possibly the most bonkers show on the Fringe.

MW

 

 
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