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The Suicidal Tendencies Of Sheep And A Dog Called The Hoff (Just Like The Precipitation Theatre Company)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

In this very fine play, Declan and his three best friends arrive at the last available hostel for the Edinburgh festival. But when the door handle falls off, they can no longer evade the things they usually avoid discussing. First Declan announces his engagement to Abby, but another friend reveals news that is less cause for celebration. The combination of humour and sincerity works very well, as the actors never allow the comic to trivialise or undermine the tragic. The cast form a superb ensemble, making sure every silence and response is used to full effect. Their acting is highly convincing: the tensions, frustrations and fondness genuinely feel like those of a close friendship.

theSpace on North Bridge, until Aug 24 (not 4, 11,18), 4.05pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Michael Black]