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Mark Fisher
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Follow me on Twitter at MarkFFisher, WriteAboutTheat and LimelightXTC I am a freelance journalist and critic specialising in theatre and the arts. Publications I write for include the Guardian and the Scotsman. I am the author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide: how to make your show a success and How to Write About Theatre: A Manual for Critics, Students and Bloggers. I am also editor of The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls: A Limelight Anthology. From 2000-2003, I was the editor of The List magazine, Glasgow and Edinburgh's arts and events guide.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Diaries Of Adam And Eve, theatre review

The Diaries Of Adam And Eve 2 stars
Assembly George Square (Venue 3)
It gives you an idea of the blandness of this adaptation of two whimsical stories by Mark Twain that when Eve helps herself to the forbidden fruit of the apple tree, it provokes no Almighty wrath and no fall. Instead, it just makes Adam amorous.
Given wholesome performances by Rebecca Vaughan and playwright Elton Townend Jones in Guy Masterson's bright-eyed production, it puts a middle-England spin on the garden of Eden ("more what you'd call a national park") in a battle of the sexes in which all punches are pulled. It's harmless stuff but, when the principle insight is that women talk more than men, it is too undemanding for its own good.
Mark Fisher
Until 29 August

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