The World According to Bertie: Fringe Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andy Jordan’s latest contribution to the Fringe is a faithful adaptation of the much loved novel 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith. It seeks to explore the innocence and honesty of childhood in a world that constantly questions the manner in which children should be raised. With various sub-plots intertwined with the overarching story of love and friendship, this is a well-orchestrated piece of theatre that serves as a poignant representation of our own society. The naivety found in the titular character comes across as both endearing yet depressing when one considers the corruption of youth experienced in adolescence. This is a beautifully charming show that can be enjoyed by young and old alike.

C soco, 4 – 29 Aug (not 15), times vary, £6.50 – £10.50, fpp312. 

tw rating 3/5

Taken from Three Weeks, published Mon Aug 15th 2011.

Three Weeks 2011 – Daily Edition #11, Aug 15th

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