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Burnt Toast (Place Productions)

By | Published on Sunday 27 August 2017

A show about relationships and how even the smallest of interactions can mean so much. ‘Burnt Toast’ is a compelling piece – the story of Polly and Alfred, their seemingly happy life in a small village, and how things can be turned upside down by the sudden return of a familiar face. For a play that looks so closely at the complexities of relationships, it would have been nice to see the supporting characters a little more fleshed out. The Spanish pub-owning brothers and the waitresses’ caricature personas felt more like they belonged in a daytime soap. A stand-out performance by Laure Stockley, as Polly, captures all the uncertainty of commitment and betrayal in a beautifully fragile performance. Overall, an intriguing but confused piece.

Assembly Rooms.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]