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Waterproof (How It Ended Productions)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

No one will fail to notice the relevance of the title to this year’s Festival weather. However, this one-woman show featuring Eva Sampson as Laura, is not about rain but about the sea, and its association with adventure. A lonely aquarium employee recounts the story of her obsession with a handsome visitor. Invigorated by the bright colours of the tropical fish, Laura escapes dreary Luton by entering into a fantasy world based on Hollywood romance; a strategy which, of course, leads to disappointment. The props Laura uses to embellish her tale are unnecessary and distracting in their bizarreness, and tt times, the pace slackens. However, Sampson is wonderfully endearing, and this funny, engaging play will strike a chord with romantics.

Pleasance Dome, 3 – 28 Aug (not 16), 1.30pm (2.30pm), £7.00 – £9.00, fpp310.
tw rating 4/5