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Bobby And Amy (Emma Blackman Productions and Emily Jenkins)

By | Published on Sunday 25 August 2019

Bobby and Amy, two impassioned school kids, show themselves as the underdogs in a community that has neglected them. Clever, funny and thought-provoking, this razor-sharp piece of new-writing opens a window into the rural west-country way of life. Flitting between a plethora of different characters–all entirely individual yet distinctly familiar–the highly skilled actors beautifully capture the personalities sewn into the tapestry of this world. Playful 90s nostalgia is artfully undercut with an impending sense of doom, as events subtly unfold and the pillar of their community is threatened. Both protagonists are charming and their perception of this changing world is deeply poetic. This is a captivating piece about the importance of friendship and the hard truths of growing up.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Ella Dorman-Gajic]