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Holes by Tom Basden review

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The hit writer returns to Edinburgh with his new show, which follows 4 survivors of a tragic plane crash.

There was a lot of mystery surrounding this show. Its location was kept a secret from viewers. All we were told was to meet at George’s Square and we would be taken to the show. As it happens, there were buses to take us on a 15 minute journey to said location, which involved a detour walk through the beach.

Arriving in the location, we were left in the foyer for half an hour or more, which was rather cramped, before finally being allowed to find seats. The stage was a raised circular space in the centre of the room, covered in sand. A huge disc was suspended above it, glowing red to represent the sun.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

This show has been met with critical acclaim from the likes of Stephen Fry and Adam Buxton, which makes criticising it feel all the more taboo. But frankly, I felt it was severely overhyped.

This play felt like an amalgamation of Lord of the Flies, and the Louis Sacher book of the same name, but more adult themed. Equally, the joke delivery mirrored that of Not Going Out, which I always found disjointed and almost forced

Don’t get me wrong, it is enjoyable in its own right, but the price and the total timing of 4 hours (where only 90 minutes of it is the play itself) is very hard to overcome. If you have the time and money spare and fancy seeing theatre, then there is nothing wrong with seeing this piece. ***

 

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Tom Inniss

Tom is a journalist and feature writer with interests in politics, technology and culture. He currently works as the editor of Voice - an online magazine for young people interested in art and culture.

Tom Inniss Journalist and podcaster

Tom Inniss

Tom is a journalist and feature writer with interests in politics, technology and culture. He currently works as the editor of Voice - an online magazine for young people interested in art and culture.

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