ED2011 4/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

One Night Stan (Fitzalan Productions in association with Fringe Management)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

I can’t lie: I’ve never taken a major interest in the lives and works of Laurel and Hardy. I’ve never cared, and I didn’t think that an hour-long monologue delivered through the character of the former alone (that is, Stan Laurel) would spark any such interest. Well, I was wrong. With the help of some excellent technical direction, Miles Gallant’s sensitive control of dialogue and wonderfully natural stage-presence draws the audience seamlessly into a lonely dressing-room in 1954, and, consequently, through the moving memories of Stan – his career, his father, and his partner in comedy crime, Hardy. This is a lovely, entertaining slice of biographical theatre, beautifully staged for the interested and ignorant alike.

Assembly George Square, 3 – 29 Aug, 3.45pm (4.45pm), £9.00 – £12.00, fpp286.
tw rating 4/5