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Blue Heart (Bathway Theatre Company, University of Greenwich)

By | Published on Tuesday 14 August 2018

A pair of half-baked mini-plays, each dragged on interminably, and I genuinely found myself resenting the company for wasting the audience’s time with these ill-conceived, unconvincingly performed scripts. The first repeats and cycles through a tedious family conversation, as parents await their daughter’s return. Each revision offers a variation – some subtle, some ridiculous, all presumably the desperate imaginings of characters aware of how dull and unconvincing their lives are. The second follows a peculiar con-man, convincing several women he is their biological son. As it progresses, more and more words in the script are replaced with the words “blue” and “kettle”. Sounds stupid? It is. But had every word received this treatment, the play could only have been improved.

C Too, until 18 Aug.
tw rating 1/5 | [Andy Leask]