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Theatre review

23 August 2016
Issue: 4564 / Categories: Forum & Feedback

Dominic Frisby: Let’s Talk about Tax

Gilded Balloon Teviot Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Playing until 28 August

Rather than an accountant or economist the eccentrically accoutred (broadly checked bright blue suit and wing collar with standard tie) Dominic Frisby is a voiceover specialist whose silky tones will be familiar to TV addicts. Even so he has carried out some serious research before presenting this sometimes funny but often chilling overview of the British tax system.

After a tax medley including songs by The Beatles and The Kinks his perspective looks at history politics HMRC’s role and failures and where the money goes. Although tax specialists will know much of what is on offer they should learn some new facts whether about the history of tax the size of our code now more than 10 million words – being 12 and a half times as many as...

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