Dr Quimpugh’s Compendium of Peculiar Afflictions

4 stars
****

Very interesting to see a professional opera on the Fringe and such a change from the usual musical fayre.

The three singers were excellent and played a multitude of roles. They coped very well with their parts although I did lose quite a few words – the diction is spot on but sometimes the over-articulations meant I had to lip-read a lot.

The three musicians were quite superb, annoyingly gorgeous and performed impeccably. The actual music I found quite random though and when there was a tune it seemed to go on just a bit too long – The Alien Hand for example.

But overall a very interesting show, an unusual subject matter and professionally produced.

 
Review by Alan
Summerhall
3-26 August (not7, 14, 21)
17:00-18:10

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