The House of Yes: Fringe Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arkle Theatre’s The House of Yes is dark comedy at its most sinister. When a harmless thanksgiving dinner amongst family takes an unexpected turn for the worse, it is not long before the quaint becomes the chaotic. Riddled with outlandish family secrets, revealed slowly throughout the course of the evening, it is an entertaining exploration into a family affected by the troubles of a daughter’s mental illness. With a striking performance from Lorraine McCann, whose transformation from caring daughter to jealous lover is superbly portrayed as a chilling descent into delirium, the play remains gripping until its end. Hindered only by American accents which clearly need more work, this is a comedic tale that is morbid yet clever.

The Royal Scots Club, 15 – 20 Aug, 8.30pm (10.00pm), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp269.

tw rating 4/5

Taken from Three Weeks, published online Wed Aug 31st 2011

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