100-Word Fringe: “Real Horror Show” at Assembly Roxy

Real Horror Show

One can be lulled into a false sense of security at the Fringe, that all shows will be as precise and rehearsed as Birdhouse or Agamemnon, but then a show like this comes along. Weaving together six horror stories, the piece falters almost immediately when an actor knocks over a prop, and this lack of preparation bleeds throughout — from shoddy performances to a script that should have been butchered long before its characters were. Some moments show ingenuity, especially a scene set entirely in darkness, but otherwise the piece is deflated by a simple unwillingness to rehearse and refine.

Real Horror Show is playing at Assembly Roxy until August 26th.

Tickets: £12 (£11)


About alfla

Playwright, screenwriter, sometime improv enthusiast and full-time television lover. You know, in THAT way.
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One Response to 100-Word Fringe: “Real Horror Show” at Assembly Roxy

  1. Grace says:

    You should see Colin Hoult’s solo show at the Courtyard – wierdly brilliant. And with an excellent Patrick Stewart impression!

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