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Edinburgh 2022: Review: THE ANNIVERSARY, Pleasance Dome

Review of The Anniversary at the Pleasance at Edfringe

Edinburgh 2022: Review: THE ANNIVERSARY, Pleasance Dome

Edinburgh 2022: Review: THE ANNIVERSARY, Pleasance Dome

Jim and Bab are getting ready to celebrate 50 years of marriage. Setting the scene for their big party, they decorate the set and lay out a buffet for guests. From the start, it is seriously impressive how many props they have and how cleverly they are used.

The Anniversary is a slapstick comedy with very little dialogue and the physical comedy is executed to perfection.

At an hour, The Anniversary does start to wear a little thin. There is more to this piece than meets the eye but it takes a while to get there. After the elaborate set-up, it seems things aren't as blissful between Jim and Bab as we originally thought and the pair turn from an adorable couple to a murderous pair.

The Anniversary is a well-scripted farcical comedy that leans to the dark side, giving off vibes of Inside No. 9.

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