ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Are You Happy Now? – Free (New Room Theatre / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

Four men, two relationships, one train station waiting room. This is a play that explores the complexities of modern relationships in a claustrophobic setting. The four characters are played by two men, which works for the most part but at times feels a little muddled and breaks up the plot; as a result, the show occasionally lacks fluidity. Moreover, some of the dialogue is a little stilted and a couple of scenes seem to drag, Despite this, the actors themselves are very good and explore their characters effectively, while the space is used cleverly and story-lines interweave well. It’s an original and challenging play that’s well thought out, and leaves you still thinking it over long after you’ve seen it.

Kiwi Bar at Walkabout, 5 – 28 Aug (not 8, 15, 22), 2.30pm (3.30pm), free, fpp239.
tw rating 3/5