Words: Jacqueline Ross
For some, it may be unexpected to find a Fringe comedy highlight in a children’s show but Marcel Lucont : Les Enfants Terribles – A Gameshow for Awful Children hits the mark! Located in the charming Piccolo Tent, the show was a treat from beginning to end.
Marcel sets out to find the most awful child in the room, pitting contenders against each other in rounds such as ‘Let them eat cake’ and ‘Je ne sais quoi’. The kids pour to the stage to beat each other with wrong answers, ‘pet’ noises and joined up stories.
The most animated segment had the kids pointing the finger at parents in the audience shouting ‘J’accuse’ as red spotlights illuminated each adults sins of falling into bushes, sleepwalking naked in hotels and eating cat food instead of granola.
But the show was an absolute gem due to Marcel himself. This barefooted insouciant raconteur is absolutely hilarious, providing a constant stream of LOL moments. Exuding French superiority, his quick wittedness and quips will have you googling him for more.
This is a great pick if you have kids, some of whom became stars themselves with their amusing answers and shining personalities. If you don’t have kids, borrow someone else’s because this is an hour of bon viveur that will honestly make your day!
Marcel Lucont: Les Enfants Terribles – A Gameshow For Awful Children
Assembly George Square Gardens, Piccolo