With pumping synth beats and juxtaposing props, The Club transports you from the Teviot’s fashioned black box theatre to The Tardis. Not of the genial whovian variety but the infamous London club of the nineties.
The dark absurdist comedy written by Edinburgh’s Ruaraidh Murray follows a crude day in the life of the men behind The Tardis. Together, George and Nick attempt to survive 24 hours of both the most ridiculous and seemingly normal circumstances, including debt to the local gangster and matters of conceptual art.
Prepare to be impressed by the show’s rough surrealist wit, providing humour that not only ignites laughter, but effectively evokes deeper cultural human concerns. The show highlights thought provoking ideas similar to that of James Kelman and Irvine Welsh.
With Murray and Mark Farrelly as its leading twisted odd couple, The Club is a crude yet commentative journey that is definitely worth the ride.
Words: Sara Vollen
The Club, Gilded Balloon Teviot- Billiard Room, 3–29 August, 5pm