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Safe (Ego Actus)

By | Published on Monday 12 August 2013

Two spoilt New York private schoolgirls are the opposite to each other in most ways: one is pill-popping and anorexic, the other has weight issues and worries constantly about her alcoholic mother. This is until she meets Philip, as he calls himself, a mysterious man who begins to infiltrate her life until it becomes clear that nothing he’s said is true, even his name. With excellent performances and a fast-paced script, this play keeps you entertained and engaged, but the plot feels simplistic and the ending is simply trite. Perhaps it has been hemmed in by the almost compulsory hour-long running time of Fringe shows, and if given more time would become a more immersive and better piece of theatre.

theSpace on North Bridge, until 23 Aug (not 11, 18), 4.15pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [James Hampson]