|Ed Reardon: A Writer's Burden|
|Published on Sunday, 31 July 2011|
According to our review from July's Buxton Fringe, this “bitingly funny” performance will please newcomers and die-hard fans alike, as Ed Reardon (played by Christopher Douglas) switches from radio to stage and delivers a winning combination of delicately crafted wit and pathos.
Burdened with the frustrations that impede his life, Douglas - with help from his two assistants, Nicola Sanderson and Josh Darcy - provides a “brilliant portrait” of the character’s endless irritations, with the same truly comedic timing as heard on Radio 4 (but finally putting a face to the voice!)
There’ll no doubt be changes to the material, softening the few rough edges of the Buxton performance - which, we think, will perfect his sharply accurate observations and build an impressive fan base come August.
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These are archived reviews of shows from the Edinburgh Fringe 2011. We keep our archives online as a courtesy to those we've featured, and for readers who'd like to research previous years' reviews.