Jessica Ransom

What would you do with a million?

The bunker that is the Pleasance Cellar has been a launch-pad for several notable Fringe careers. Rhod Gilbert and Jason Manford both performed their debut solo shows in there and last year Jonny Sweet swept to Best Newcomer glory on that stage. Mind you, in 2008, Adam Riches snapped his leg in half while wrestling in that room with his brother. Quite what fate is in store for former Newsrevue member and Armstrong and Miller actress Jessica Ransom in unclear.

In Ransom’s Millions, she explores our obsession with loot through a bunch of characters who are all trying to get their paws on a million quid which is being given away by a local businessman. Not for any philanthropic reasons, mind, as he needs to desperately get shot of this big bundle of stolen cash. To her credit, Ransom doesn’t spend overly long on any of the characters at any one time (including an annoying actress and a musclebound female) while the knockabout banter with the audience is assured.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 30 Aug (not 16), 4.45pm, £8.50–£10.50 (£7–£9).

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