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Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down (The Main Road Theatre Company)

By | Published on Sunday 21 August 2011

Royce Boland is a bad’un: a wife-beater, stalker and near-murderer. Thankfully, this horrific character never appears on stage. Instead, ‘Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down’ is the story of three women whose lives have been touched and in some way ruined by this man, and their eventual revenge. It’s a lyrical – though somewhat slow – play told through three interlocking monologues, working its effects through the rich Yorkshire dialect of playwright Richard Cameron. Unfortunately, the play is slowed further by a number set changes which interrupt the action seemingly unnecessarily. The cast, however, act with conviction and carry the play on their three excellent performances which are only slightly spoiled by what must be the least soundproofed venue in Edinburgh.

Greenside, 5 – 27 Aug (not 14, 21), 5.20pm (6.35pm) £5.00 – £7.00, fpp247.
tw rating 3/5