This is the kind of show the Free Fringe does very well; it’s short and simple, sweet and fun. A pair of amateur criminals, brought together by an internet chatroom, meet outside their latest target and work up the courage to begin. Nothing much happens after that, but the winning performances and sharp script keep things entertaining, as the tensions mount and the pair’s many neuroses threaten to ruin everything. It soon becomes apparent that they are each motivated more by their own strange fetishes than by greed, and despite the surreal set up they each have a wistful desperation about them that rings very true. ‘Hot Air’ is a charming oddity that’s well worth your time.
This review was originally published here.