ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Timothy (Blackwatch Road Studios)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

He cooks your favourite meal, makes cocoa for your friends, and goes jogging. Something sinister is going on. Timothy’s wife Annette and her friends Yvonne and Susan come together to figure out what dreadful thing the man is trying to do. They reason themselves round in circles, talk themselves into corners and jump wildly to conclusions in this short, charming play. Characters sometimes fail to find a balance between the bland and the over-done, and despite a couple of entertaining twists, the ending is too orthodox to be fully satisfying. Though nervous to start with, the cast really take off, particularly the beautifully melodramatic Annette, who almost has us believing in Timothy’s hidden evil. A nicely diverting slice of theatre.

Bedlam Theatre, 8 – 27 Aug (not 14, 21), 10.00am (10.45am), £5.00 – £6.50, fpp304.
tw rating 3/5