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Dr Apple’s Last Lecture

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2011

Nerdy uptight Dr Apple needs to loosen up and go with the flow, man; he needs to let go of his hang-ups over his ex-wife and declare his love for Lemon, one of his students. So he ingests some LSD, and starts tripping. Along the way he meets various characters dressed in cheap costumes who represent different parts of his subconscious. Played with great gusto by an engaging and funny cast with some clever and witty writing, the play starts promisingly enough. It’s all let down, however, by the fact that it’s just like watching someone at a party having a trip – probably fun, albeit embarrassing, for the person involved, but unfortunately not particularly interesting for others to watch.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3 – 28 August, 2.30pm (3.30pm), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp257.
tw rating 2/5