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Witzelsucht and Moria
Published on Sunday, 31 July 2011


Zoo Roxy (venue website)
5-14, 16-29 Aug, 9:30pm-10:30pm

 Recommended for age 16+ only.


We four-starred this unusual one-man show at July’s Buxton Fringe, praising it as “hugely entertaining and thought-provoking” for its understated wit and vivid description.  Featuring an eminent psychiatrist looking back on his career, there are some surreal moments which are not for the faint-hearted – but the Buxton audience were enthralled, and our reviewer left recommending that you see it in August.

The main character is a pompous, and at times dislikeable, psychiatrist – but as he addresses members of his audience individually, it’s difficult not to be captivated and drawn into his world.  The delivery is softly-spoken and dead-pan, wrote our reviewer, with the humour dry and understated rather than laugh-out-loud.  But what really struck him was the richness of the script – pertinent and vivid, with not a word wasted.

Without giving too much away, the mind of the psychiatrist and narrator could itself be described as unusual, and you may leave feeling that you haven’t quite understood all that you’ve witnessed.  Ultimately, though, we thoroughly enjoyed this play’s debut… and hope it’s just as successful here in Edinburgh.

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

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