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Edinburgh Fringe: The Monster in the Hall/ Joel Dommett/ Katherine Ryan | reviews, news & interviews

Edinburgh Fringe: The Monster in the Hall/ Joel Dommett/ Katherine Ryan

Edinburgh Fringe: The Monster in the Hall/ Joel Dommett/ Katherine Ryan

A new play by David Greig, celebrity obsession and a misconceiving Canadian

'The Monster in the Hall': 'The play is performed by four actors, who also form a sort of Greek chorus made flesh as a 1960s girls group, The Fabulous Duckettes'

The Monster in the Hall, Traverse ****

David Greig's indie comedy musical, first performed at Glasgow's Citizens Theatre at the end of last year, is a bright and inventive four-hander about a 16-year-old girl struggling to keep everything together. Duck Macatarsney (Gemma McElhinny), who writes escapist stories in her room, cares for her biker dad, known as Duke, who suffers from multiple sclerosis. At the beginning of the play Duke (Keith Macpherson) is struck blind.

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