City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

The Decline and Fall of Marcus Distilius, theSpace on North Bridge, Review


By Barbara Bryan - Posted on 09 August 2014

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Show details
Company: 
The Revolving Shed
Running time: 
60mins
Production: 
Fionn Shiner and Freddie Gower (writer and director)
Performers: 
Angus Hally, Ben Martin, Alexander Skirvin, Marie-Claire Hughes, James Dunn, Freddie Gower, Fionn Shiner

The essence of Fringe theatre is that the majority of the shows are amateur productions, but not many have original scripts like the Decline and Fall of Marcus Distilius.

Written by Fionn Shiner and Freddie Gower it humorously takes us back to the lst Century AD and traces the life of a fictitious character – Marcus Distilius – who rises from obscurity in an orphanage to becoming a prize gladiator in Rome.

Like many celebrities he forgoes good friendships and focuses on fame and power. It doesn’t last, though.

With a cast of seven actors, the show moves along at a really good pace and was obviously appreciated by the audience as they played to an almost full house, with some returning a second time.

Considering some of the cost of fringe tickets, it's good value for money and if you are a tourist it would be classified as a typical Fringe production.

August 11-16; 18-25 at 11:40
Ticket prices £6/8