Killing Me Softly (3 stars)

This article is from 2009.

Killing Me Softly

Richard Fry

In this one-man verse play, we are guests at a ‘welcome-home party’ for Sylvia, complete with 80s pop and cheap decorations. Slowly - in rhyming couplets that feel remarkably natural - we learn why we're invited. Our host is chatty, evasive, and, ultimately, pitiable, but the venue is wrong for an afternoon show: the smut is enough to induce a gag-reflex in the most seasoned late-night comedy goer.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 31 Aug, 2.45pm, £9–£10 (£8–£9).

Killing Me Softly

  • 3 stars

Richard Fry and Lizzie Roper in a brand new drama where domestic violence meets karaoke. 'Nothing short of outstanding'; 'Not many can express pathos with such a healthy dose of humour' - ***** (Edinburgh Evening News).

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