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Love In The Past Participle (STaG)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2013

Directed by John May and winner of play of the New Works Festival 2013, ‘Love in the Past Participle’ is short but sweet. It begins in a slightly cheesy manner, but as the play progresses the actors seem to relax into their roles. Our four characters talk to the audience, navigating their way through the ups and downs of their doomed relationships. It is endearing but sometimes awkward, especially the overly sexual lines that aren’t quite convincing. The simple format of four people behind four desks individually lit with a spotlight as they speak, works well for them. All in all an enjoyable production, well-produced and acted, but a little corny at times.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, until 17 Aug (not 11), 12.05pm.
tw rating  3/5 | [Sophie Nicoll]