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Dazzling (Dazzling Theatre)

By | Published on Thursday 17 August 2023

When I was told that Dazzling was similar to ‘Fleabag’ I was sold, and it did not disappoint. This romantic tale beautifully portrays the blossoming of a relationship and gradually tells their tale, from the beginnings to six months later. There were moments when the show became more serious and my attention wandered a little, but the fast-paced and humorous parts of the show truly shone, and delivered on the ‘Fleabag’ promise. Moreover, Charlie Scott-Haynes was phenomenal throughout, especially when it came to breaking the fourth wall and conveying raw emotion. The stage design follows a trend of messy designs but is used effectively to highlight the spiral, or issues Alix finds herself dealing with. Overall, ‘Dazzling’ shines bright for the right audience.

theSpace @ Niddry St, until 22 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andrew Melrose]