Oscar Wilde is remembered for his wit and humour, but a certain flippancy with ethics he so enjoyed also took a darker turn, as shown in The Picture Of Dorian Gray and, less famously, Lord Arthur Savile. Lord Arthur Savile invited us into his dining room for a delicious three course meal and delectable tales of his crimes, set into motion by a party favour and skillfully reenacted by Lord Arthur and his rather talented valet. This was a rich, delicious, glorious evening set in a splendid room that, having already eaten two courses in it by the time the play commenced, acclimatised us beautifully to Wilde’s aesthetically refined world. Less a testa of a show, so typical in the Fringe, but a meal to thoroughly enjoy.
The Old Ship Hotel, 14 May (running May 21, 22, 29 & 30)