Theatre Review: The Witch of Wall Street, theSpace Triplex, Edinburgh

A good-natured but ramshackle account of the life of Henrietta "Hetty" Green, once "the richest woman in America", this Bad Habits production aims for a Horrible Histories vibe but can't approach that level of wit and energy.

The Witch of Wall Street aims for historical satire but doesn't quite have the edge.
The Witch of Wall Street aims for historical satire but doesn't quite have the edge.

The Witch of Wall Street, theSpace Triplex, Edinburgh **

Green's financial wizardry is overstated as she made her money after inheriting her father's millions - what really distinguished her was her obsessive miserliness and black widow's dress. It's a suitable subject for satire but the pragmatic script opts for lame Crackerjack gags delivered with misplaced enthusiasm by a young cast who evidently believe they'll magically render them funny by delivering them as swiftly and loudly as possible.

Until 17 August