ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Lost Orders (Cafe Society)

By | Published on Thursday 11 August 2011

“Hopes, dreams, guilt and torture” – this quotation pretty much summarises the themes of these two monologues which focus on very different central characters that are experiencing remarkably similar emotions whilst drowning their sorrows with drink. Covering some hard hitting issues, the writing is powerful and reflective, with some funny moments included that help to lighten the mood. The actors both put on strong performances and the characters were believable. At times the show lagged, and the script in the second part jumped around so it wasn’t always possible to keep track of what was going on. I’d recommend going to watch this solid performance, even though the overall impact could have been more effective were the show slightly shorter.

Sweet Grassmarket, 5 – 20 Aug, 5.15pm (6.30pm), £8.00 – £9.00, fpp277.
tw rating 3/5