ED2011 5/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Stacy (PlayOn Theatre Company)

By | Published on Friday 19 August 2011

Comic, poignant and chilling – often all at once – ‘Stacy’ is a rare find. Simply one man and a projector, it’s absolutely captivating throughout; Jack Thorne’s razor-sharp writing melds beautifully with Nic McQuillan’s pitch-perfect performance. The narrator of the piece, Rob, bumbles his way through life, until a one-night-stand with his best friend and its aftermath changes everything. When the play swings from light-hearted Nick Hornby-esque fluff to something much darker and more unsettling, it is a masterpiece of timing, with the audience becoming slowly aware – seconds ahead of the narration – that all is not right. It is a breathtaking moment in a show which offers something truly special.

Zoo Roxy, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 Aug, 3.00pm (4.10pm), £6.50 – £8.00, fpp301.
tw rating 5/5