It’s now time for the lives of fairy-tale characters to be exposed. Much like our ‘beloved’ celebrities, the personal lives of our angelic childhood friends are getting dragged out for public display. Cue a depressed Maid Marion, a bereaved sea witch and the mass murder of singing animals, making OK! seem like a more appealing bed time story… Ok, maybe not.
Thee Gothic Gentlemen’s Happy Ever After? uses music, magic and comedy to reveal the truth behind kids’ classic stories. Breaking away from the typical children’s narrative, performers Tommy and Nique (The Gentleman and Lil Goth) have chosen to document the demise of our sickly sweet cartoons in cabaret style. With only three months experience of working together and this being their first visit to Edinburgh, what they’re trying to pull off seems challenging and a bit dangerous to say the least. But with Nique’s background in street performance and circus training, coupled with Tommy’s technical abilities, the pair will be able to create something ‘magical’. With Internet sensation Nick Pitera Skypeing in during the show, there might even be a sing-a-long. Openly branding themselves as a sociopath and psychopath, there’s no doubt their production will be dark, gory and not one for the kids.