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Something There That’s Missing (We Flew Big)

By | Published on Monday 19 August 2013

What’s worse than a play with no ideas? Answer: a play about the process of creating ideas. The age old solution to writer’s block is back in dressed-up form, as STTM tells of an aspiring writer who moves to London to prove herself. As the play unfolds, we see the parallel stories of her frustrated ambitions and the tale she’s writing begin to merge into a singular quest for self belief. Barring occasional Skype calls which are touching and humorous, this is frustratingly transparent stuff. There’s heart and warmth on display here and that’s to be commended, but ultimately its loftier ambitions for a cleverly woven coming of age story are frustrated by a shallow metaphor.

theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, until 24 Aug (not 11, 17, 18), 3.05pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Andrew Pollard]