Lloyd Evans Lloyd Evans

Divine comedy | 8 August 2019

Lloyd Evans finds some of the comedy stars of the future in Edinburgh, including Alice Marshall as Titania McGrath and Tom Little as a 21st-century Frank Spencer

The locals probably can’t bear the Edinburgh festival. Their solid, handsome streets are suddenly packed with needy thesps waving and flapping at them from every kerbside. ‘New interactive comedy quiz, starts in five minutes.’ ‘Award-winning monologue about growing up Chinese in Droitwich.’ ‘Stalin the Opera performed by tone-deaf choir.’ There’s a waggish actor who stands on George IV Bridge challenging passers-by not to take a leaflet.

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