Why Not Murder Mother
There seems to be several murder mysteries this year at the Fringe and, in this show, mother was almost killed a few days ago but survived. However, she remains in a coma while her family and relatives remain at her bedside. Nobody seems to like mother, or each other; they only seem to want her money. In a fun twist, mother can hear what is being said and comments on these conversations. Mother also acts as the detective in the story, trying to solve the mystery of who attempted to kill her.
This is a fun adaptation of the murder mystery genre. Like any good murder mystery, every one is a suspect and there are lots of twists and turns in this show. The funniest moments occur when mother comments on her family. But, the show is a little clunky in spots and I’m still not sure why mother needed to talk directly to the audience.