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Lights, Camera, Walkies (Festival Highlights)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011

‘Lights, Camera, Walkies’ is the tale of two rival dog trainers competing to land their prized pooches the starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster. The vaguely satirical piece is written by Tom Glover, finalist in the BBC’s sitcom competition. Anyone who’s seen any recent BBC sitcoms won’t be surprised to learn that the writing’s not great; it’s an entertaining story, but a lot of the jokes are pretty hackneyed. However, the material is elevated by the talented cast of three (including Glover himself), whose performances frequently amuse. Particularly strong is Richard David-Caine, whose turns as one of the trainers and various flamboyant directors provide many of the highlights. It’s no mongrel, but it’s far from pedigree.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3 – 29 Aug (not 10, 17), 2.00pm (3.15pm), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp275.
tw rating 3/5