ED2011 4/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

One Fine Day (South Hill Park in association with True Grit Theatre)

By | Published on Thursday 11 August 2011

“Penis envy”. As soon as the phrase was uttered, my feminist spines were up. Yet despite its unpromising beginning featuring a cringe-inducing phallus-related anecdote, this one-man show with Jake Addley as Eddie – a Scouse father accused of child molestation – proves to be acute, thoughtful, and unpredictable. As much manifesto as play – but with much nuance and charm, which prevents the work from becoming irksome – society’s hypocrisy with regard to sex is starkly unveiled. Indeed, one instantly examines one’s own prudery; the test of which comes when, having exhausted the possibilities for tweaking his outfit to indicate a change of setting, Addley discards it altogether and gets naked. Addley is captivating throughout, and this is certainly a production with balls.

Zoo Roxy, 5 – 28 Aug (not 7, 14, 21), 6.30pm (8.00pm), £8.50, fpp285.
tw rating 4/5