Edinburgh Fringe Review – The Anorak

Men to the right, women to the left in this theatre as we sit to watch Finn McGee portray Marc Lepine, the killer of fourteen women in Montreal in 1989.

On 6th December 1989, Marc Lépine, armed with a legally obtained semi-automatic rifle and hunting knife, entered a mechanical engineering class at the École Polytechnique. He ordered the women to one side of the classroom, and instructed the men to leave.

The lone, unremarkable figure of Lepine describes, through an impressively delivered monologue, what it is to be Marc Lepine. Throughout the play, the audience try to understand Lepine and what made him kill these women.

Finn McGee expertly delivers the quiet boy we all knew at school and his journey to hatred of women and his life. It’s a powerful play, especially as Lepine seems so ordinary yet troubled enough to see killing as the answer.

The Anorak – No Frills Theatre Company




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

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