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Nothing To Be Done (Chaseplay Theatre Company)

By | Published on Sunday 25 August 2013

A new absurdist piece on life and fatalism is a risky proposition for a new company at its first Fringe, but Chaseplay pull it off. The play’s success is in no small part thanks to excellent central performances from Meghan Tyler and Emma Curtis, both of whom are subtle, emotive, and versatile actors. The script – written by Tyler – is witty, intelligent, and meaningful, and, while it wears its ‘Godot’ inspiration rather obviously, it updates and plays with Beckett’s ideas nicely. The pace does dip a bit in the scenes with “Happy” and her owner, however, and this point is a little overplayed. Regardless, with performances like this, I hope Chaseplay will be a fixture at many more Fringes to come.

theSpace On North Bridge, until 24 Aug, 11.10pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Bell]