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Solpadeine Is My Boyfriend (With An F Productions)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

This is a cleverly told account of addiction, depression, rejection and heartbreak with a blend of humour and seriousness that makes this show incredibly engaging. As well as depicting personal struggle, this performance expresses the frustration and disillusionment of a generation who are left with nothing but unfulfilled promises. The verse style script is delivered excellently by Stefanie Preissner who gives a funny, sensitive, charismatic performance in this one woman show. Breaks of character to give explanations add an extra level of charm to this already winning piece. The play gives a moving exploration of depression alongside wider social issues that is both enjoyable and thought provoking.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 26 Aug (not 18), 12.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Elspeth Rudd]