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The Ballad Of The Unbeatable Hearts (Richard Fry/ Gilded Balloon)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

As Fry began, out of his mouth came some slightly strange all-rhyming speech; I must admit, I was dubious, but as this intriguing one-man-show continued, I was gradually won over by Fry’s passion and enthusiasm. At times hilarious, at times heart-breaking, this is a ‘what-could-have-been’ play that asks us, as human beings, to re-consider the lives that we lead, and to spread a little love to live the lives we dream of: just one good deed can make a day, or even save a life, he reminds us. Fry receives a well-deserved standing ovation from a tearful audience, and, as I stepped out of that theatre into the dreary Scottish weather, I was inspired.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3 – 29 Aug, 12.15pm, £8.00 – £9.00, fpp241.
tw rating 4/5