Edinburgh Festival: 15 Minutes (2 stars)

Don’t worship celebrities, this raucous, cartoonish tale for our times says. It tells of a small town obsessed with a home-grown film star and surgically enhancing themselves to look like her. When she dies in a car accident, a man ends up impersonating her in order to stop society falling apart.

This Orwellian vision, complete with camera filming all, is familiar stuff. While there are some imaginative moments in Laura Neal’s script, it’s hard to care about the heightened archetypical characters.

Written for The Scotsman

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