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Don’t Kill Your Darlings (Det Andre Teatret / The Other Theatre)

By | Published on Friday 10 August 2018

Endings, we are told at the start of this show, are much harder than beginnings. Here though, the inverse is true. An unpromising opening, over-reliant on enforced awkwardness and fart sound effects played for cheap laughs, eventually gives way to something better: a sweet, surprisingly touching story of love and tragedy. In format it lies somewhere between fully scripted and improv – the solo performer plays the role of narrator and one character, roping in different audience members to assist at key moments. Awkward audience interaction notwithstanding, the core performance is engagingly innocent, and the message sincere. It’s nothing revolutionary or profound, but the audience left happy, faces awash with a warm glow of satisfaction.

Zoo Charteris, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andy Leask]