ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Mildred McManus For World Minister (Francesca Cox)

By | Published on Sunday 21 August 2011

If you are a girl in early adolescence – which I am not – then this show might be for you. It is performed much in the form of edited chapters of a novel, where the eponymous hero struggles with her parents, job-seeking and her love affair with sleep. While the script is witty and well-observed, its few musical interludes seem unnecessary and the whole thing feels a bit episodic. This script has strong potential, and Francesca Cox is full of ideas which she fails to fully bring to life for the duration of her rather one-paced performance. Still, this show is highly likely to appeal to anyone who is, has been, or wants to be, a teenage girl.

theSpaces On North Bridge, 5 – 20 Aug (not 7, 14), 5.10pm (6.25pm), £6.00 – £8.00, fpp281.
tw rating 3/5