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The Pyramids Of Margate (Gulliver Bell)

By | Published on Thursday 22 August 2013

Though it examines boredom, this play is never boring. In solo shows the viewer is absorbed by the consciousness of a single individual, and Martin Stewart is well able to keep us interested in his character. David has nostalgic memories of the Dreamland fairground that used to be on Margate beach, but the irony is that his life outside his office job is itself something of a fantasy world, with  his Doctor Who obsession and his participation in an astronomy project. Stewart’s performance, the lighting and the soundtrack make this drama a lively, engaging experience. Some viewers might miss the significance of the Doctor Who and other sci-fi references, but otherwise ‘The Pyramids of Margate’ hangs together excellently.

Hill Street Theatre, until 25 Aug, 5.15pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Michael Black]