Fringe Preview: The God Particle

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FANS of BBC 1’s Miranda and BBC3’s Bluestone 42 are in for a treat this August.

James Cary, co-writer of the aforementioned TV shows and of Radio 4’s Another Case of Milton Jones is bringing his new ‘sci-fi romcom’ to Just The Tonic in Bristo Square, for a three-week run.

The God Particle, which opens tomorrow has been described as ‘boy meets girl, theology meets quantum physics, and Rev meets Doctor Who’.

Dr Bex Kenworthy’s evening is not going well. Not only has she been stood up – and by a lab technician at that – but her mother keeps phoning her mobile for updates on her love life and her intended ‘plus one’ for her impossibly perfect younger sister’s wedding.

Things seem to be looking up when a handsome stranger, Dr Gilbert Romans, enters the bar, until Bex realises he is the new vicar. A die-hard sceptical scientist and a heavenly-minded vicar seem set to create entirely the wrong kind of chemical reaction… or do they?

After all, strange things are going on in the village of Threepiggs.

How did the previous vicar mysteriously vanish without trace? Why do TV licence vans keep exploding near the graveyard? Who is the unusual saint depicted in the stained glass window? Why is the local Institute conducting top secret experiments with mercury? And where does a talking donkey fit into the puzzle?

There’s only one way to find out.

The God Particle, Just the Tonic, Bristo Square, tomorrow-25 August (not 13), 12pm, £5-£8, 0131-226 0000