Trumpageddon (4 stars)

This article is from 2016


Donald Trump, in all of his terrible glory, hits the Fringe in this hilarious one-man show

Think you've seen enough of Donald Trump? Well think again, as he invades the Fringe in this hysterical one man show by satirist Simon Jay that will provoke both fits of laughter and furious debate. So, pretty much business as usual then.

Donald Trump is here to tell us about who he is, what he thinks and what he will do when he becomes President of the United States. You may not agree with everything he says and you may have one or two questions to ask about his orange face and inexplicable hair, but be warned, things are going to get interesting.

Though the show can be quite confrontational at times, with Trump demanding questions from members of the audience, there is no doubting the humour and wit of the piece, which rolls along at breakneck speed from beginning to end. It reveals a man so ridiculous and so frightening, that it is hard not to get caught up in the unfolding madness.

The American accent isn't particularly strong, but apart from that, Jay's central performance is energetic and engaging, bringing a larger than life character to the stage with confidence, doing a great job of both entertaining and terrifying.

Sweet Grassmarket, until 28 Aug (not 16, 23), 1.05pm, £8.50 (£6.50).


Absurdist satire created by Simon Jay and directed by Olivier nominee Dan Clarkson.