REVIEW: Mythos Ragnarok, Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭✭

Paul T Davies reviews Mythos Ragnarok at Assembly Roxy presented as part of the Edinburgh Fringe.

Mythos Ragnarok
Mythos Ragnarok
Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Fringe
4 Stars
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Welcome to the most high-octane show on the Fringe! Get ready to rumble as Norse myths are recreated via wrestling in a show that attracts a diverse range of fans! Staged on a wrestling ring without turnbuckles, audience participation is encouraged and expected. Having worked with wrestlers on my play Living with Luke, I can’t claim to be an expert, but I know that this is wrestling of the highest order. The men and women of this company are supreme athletes.
Our host is Odin, Ed Gamester, an incredibly powerful presence, yet playing well to the crowd with responsive improvisation. If Hugh Grant was a wrestler, he would be Richard Summers Calvert’s show-stealing Loki, an crowd-pleasing absolute star. There is a great running gag about the stupidity of Thor, James Dunn very attached to his hammer! The muscles are huge and so is the fun. Their costumes and masks are on point and there is an excellent camp feeling to the show and a blistering soundtrack.
Produced by The Mythological Theatre, this is one of the best nights out you’ll have in the Fringe because it’s not just a wrestling show, it is theatrical in its storytelling. And the wrestling is jaw-dropping, don’t miss it!
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