The Gin Chronicles: A Scottish Adventure (Interrupt The Routine)
By Stephanie Gray | Published on Saturday 27 August 2016
On arrival at St Marks, each audience member is greeted with a complimentary gin and tonic. Accompanying the gin is a live radio play, set in the 1940s. Amateur detectives John Jobling and Doris Golightly are on a mission to solve the case of the missing juniper berries – and avoid a gin shortage in London. The numerous characters played by each of the four voice actors is impressive, and sound effects are provided to hilarious effect by a fifth cast member, who is more than willing to hit vegetables off his own head for the cause. The plot unravels a little towards the end, but by that point the audience was so charmed by the concept (or the gin) that they didn’t seem to mind.
artSpace @ St Marks, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Stephanie Gray]