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Pirates And Mermaids (Poor Boy)

By | Published on Monday 5 August 2013

Intimate, honest and interactive, this one and a half hour monologue might make you forget you’re watching a play. Plus, the outdoor location provides a pleasant change to theatre studio darkness this summer. As the play tackles universal themes of home, love and family, you’re actively encouraged to reflect upon your own life, though, given its heart-warming and romantic nature, it’s probably only one for the theatrically sweet-toothed. Drawing upon traditional Scottish fairy tales, this piece of new writing includes technical touches that make it very much of its time. But the real credit goes to Jeremiah Reynolds’ charming, convincingly considered characterisation. Slips between accents only accentuate the theme of conflict. Beautifully believable, there was a genuine tear in my eye.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, until 25 Aug (not Mondays), 10.30am, 12.15pm, 2.30pm, 4.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Amber-Page Moss]