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Review - Buffy: ReVamped

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August 7, 2022 at 6:30:00 PM

Having recently spent various lockdowns box-setting the life out of all of the streaming services we (two adults, two teens - more from them below) were excited to see that one of those shows we devoured being 'Revamped' at this years Fringe.

Written by and starring Brendan Murphy Buffy Revamped takes us through all 7 seasons of Buffy The Vampire Slayer in a little over an hour. Murphy is Spike, bad guy, good guy, misunderstood guy as well as just about every other character in the Buffy Universe.

This is the kind of show that can go either way when you see it at the Fringe, a crazy idea that will end up memorable for one reason or another. This one of those shows, happily it is memorable for all the right reasons. Murphy is superb as Spike, racing around the stage switching from character to character with ease and perfectly managing to capture the essence of the Scooby gang and also of the time with plenty of pop-culture references to the 90s thrown in for good measure. Staging and lighting also play their part, the show is well put together and is testament to how one-person shows are more than just the person on the stage.

This was only the second thing we saw this week, if we see a better show during the rest of it we will be doing well. If you're a fan of Buffy this is simply one that you have to go and see, if you're not a fan of the show then go and see it anyway, Murphy's performance is one you should not miss.

Reviews by Teens

Buffy ReVamped is a one man show written and performed by Brendan Murphy which sums up all seven series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 70 minutes. It has some very good comedy and music and it is all very enjoyable to watch. There were jokes, music, impressions and even a little crowd interaction which made the performance absolutely amazing, especially considering how little props and costumes he actually had. The way he portrayed the characters of the show was spot on, down to their accent and personality, and his summaries of the seven different series were also very accurate too. There was also a small screen and projector which was used very productively, helping to explain the episodes (and even some of the characters) of the series along with the commentary. He managed to do an amazing job with limited props & clothes, and tech.The person helping on

tech did a very good job with the sound and lighting of the show. Overall, it was an exceptional performance and I would most certainly go to see it again. I would definitely recommend this to any Buffy fans who are visiting the Edinburgh Fringe this year.

Review - Buffy: ReVamped
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