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Bath Time (Ruaraidh Murray)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2013

In this coming-of-age tale, we witness how the interweaving of three boys’ lives defines the men they become. The really impressive element of the performance is that it’s a one-man show: Ruaraidh Murray deserves serious praise for his clear characterisation and the remarkable rapidity with which he switches characters. Beginning with the comic innocence – and loss of innocence – of their early teens, the stakes get progressively higher for Spike, Joe Joe and Billy as they grow older. Although entertaining, it feels like the narrative flounders for the majority of the play, and only in the last ten minutes does it regain its footing. But Murray is the star of the piece, filling each of his many roles with charisma.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 26 Aug, 3.15pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Immi Calderwood]