Most of us live too close to our neighbours, inured to hearing their lives playing out in echo of our own and The Lab Theatre Collective's experimental look through 'A Crack in the Wall' should have had us gripped, uncomfortable or laughing along. Whilst they used poignant and beautifully written and read stories, reflecting our own experiences, the dramatic interpretation didn't convince. We blame first-go nerves for out of sync multi-media clips and matches that wouldn't light candles, none of which helped immerse the audience in what we imagine could be a relevant and atmospheric show. The material and ideas are there but production isn't quite. They've got one more chance to pull it out of the bag for this Fringe.
HEADS UP comedy fans: Policy Wonk International has got an extra show on Monday 24 August, 9pm at Etcetera due to some muppet dropping out. And they've also let Scott Capurro have a couple of extra late nights on 21 and 22 August at 11.30pm. Book now!