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Published on Sunday, 31 July 2011


theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall (venue website)
15-20 Aug, 6:10pm-6:55pm

 Family-friendly. Suitable for all ages.

The art of staged silent comedy is clearly far from dead, as we discovered when we spied Criminy inhabiting the realms of the Buxton Fringe. Receiving a 4-star review for its Buxton outing, we definitely recommend you see this “absorbing and diverting” performance when it comes to Edinburgh.

Based around the misadventures of three stooges in an attempted bank heist, this “wonderfully silly” performance leaves plenty of laugh-out-loud moments in its wake - despite no words being spoken on stage. Recreating the golden age of silent cinema, Criminy truly captures the timeless and entertaining art-form, making it easily accessible to a modern audience.

This physically demanding performance incorporates slapstick, prop gags, a classic piano soundtrack and an art for storytelling, which our reviewer described as “wildly inventive”. We felt parts could benefit from a little trimming, but it was nonetheless an engaging and comic show.  A performance with a twist, that we hope you’ll enjoy just as much as we did.

You can also read our full review of this show from the Buxton Fringe.

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