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The Islanders (Show And Tell / Bristol Old Vic Ferment)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

‘The Islanders’ is an autobiographical tale of Amy Mason and Eddie Argos’ holiday to the Isle Wight whilst in the throes of young love. It is a tentative and heartfelt recollection of the emotions that consumed their life at the time. The use of real pictures in the background, paired with the truth and sensitivity evident in Mason’s words, grants the play a special believability. Of course many audience members might have been there to see Eddie Argos, the frank, shouty lyricist from the rock band ‘Art Brut’. But I’ll admit, it’s not my favourite music. There were moments of wit; however, the dialogue was slightly monotonous causing the play to drag ever so. A good show, but not great.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug (not 12), 4.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Alice Taylor]