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The Actor’s Nightmare (Bancroft’s Players)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

One of the many ‘play-gone-wrong’ style shows at the Fringe this year, ‘The Actor’s Nightmare’ didn’t disappoint. The lead actor gave a very convincing performance as George, looking genuinely confused in a series of plays where he didn’t know his lines. The show encompasses a variety of plays in one, from ‘Hamlet’ to ‘Checkmate’, and includes a series of mishaps that mainly involved the key character not even knowing what the storyline was. There was a lot of audience interaction and improv, which gave the play something new. But, despite ‘The Actor’s Nightmare’ starting and ending strong on a comical note, the main body of the play lacked direction and new material. George isn’t quite sure what’s going on: sometimes we aren’t either.

theSpace on the Mile, until 16 Aug (not 11), 5.10pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Sarah Virgo]