The Gentlemen of Leisure (3 stars)

This article is from 2011

The Gentlemen of Leisure

Lit-loving sketch comedy

Turns out that this show is less about the Death of the Novel and more about why it’s still breathing. It may be an irreverent look at literature but you get the impression that these guys have a genuine love of books. There’s an introduction to Don Quixote, cringeworthy rappers What the Dickens and a rubbish guide to writing a novel.

The Caves, 556 5375, until 28 Aug, 3.20pm, £7–£8 (£6–£7).

The Gentlemen of Leisure Present: The Death of the Novel

  • 3 stars

After their sell-out run in 2010, the old GOL return to the Edinburgh Fringe to ask the big question: is the novel dead, or just sleeping? Cultural sketch comedy that runs the artistic gamut pauses to catch its breath, before hailing a cab the rest of the way. ★★★★★ Best of the Fest 2010, 'Gloriously entertaining, utterly…

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