Edinburgh Fringe 2011: This is Soap, C venues

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A mini-review for This is Soap, performed by the same cast as Shakespeare for Breakfast. An improvised soap opera with a story that has been progressing over the course of the Fringe, by its nature this show’s content varies every show.

The performance I saw demonstrated that each of the five members have a gifted eye for comic observation. There was also a high level of gay and Doctor Who-related content, which appealed to me on more levels than it might your average punter.

There were some moments that fell flat, as is natural in improv – anything that takes risks has to fail once or twice – and the actual “soap” content worked better than some of the Whose Line is it Anyway-style diversions. But overall,, the show demonstrated the versatility and comic abilities for the Shakespeare for Breakfast cast.

Edinburgh Fringe 2011: This is Soap, C venues3Scott Matthewman2011-08-28 17:05:24A mini-review for This is Soap, performed by the same cast as Shakespeare for Breakfast. An improvised soap opera with a story that has been progressi…

Author: Scott Matthewman

Formerly Online Editor and Digital Project Manager for The Stage, creator of the award-winning The Gay Vote politics blog, now a full-time software developer specialising in Ruby, Objective-C and Swift, as well as a part-time critic for Musical Theatre Review, The Reviews Hub and others.

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