Schr*ding*r’s Cock - Edinburgh Fringe 2019 Review (Stray Productions)

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"Schr*ding*r’s Cock" is only half an hour long. Initially, this seemed to be a bad thing because there wouldn't be time to develop characters and a plot, but it actually made me realise that a lot of Fringe shows fill up an hour slot for the sake of it. This was concise, hilarious, and the only bad thing about it is that it was empty - it's a free show, it's half an hour of your time and they should be full every night.

The humour is brilliant, and clever. The basic plot is that TJ, our lead (male character) is a proud straight man, but he got very drunk last night. He knows there's someone in his room, fast asleep, but he has an inkling suspicion that the person might be male. Or female. He isn't really sure. The entire play is set in real time, and it's a conversation about the situation with his 2 female flatmates, and yes, we do find out who it is at the end.

My only criticism would be that despite its short run-time - some of the humour is samey, and some of it is very on the nose, some very obvious gay jokes, which, whilst made in good taste, bring down the value of some of the more elaborate jokes.

This is definitely an 18+ show, as advertised - it couldn't have stronger language or more sexually explicit material. But if that suits you, go and see this, you really won't regret it.

It's a short show, and this is a short review to go with it: see it, it's great, it's free.

Verdict: ★★★★

"Schr*ding*r’s Cock" runs till August 24, 21.15, at Bar Bados, Cowgate - Free/Unticketed. 
By Lewis Forman

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