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Tracy (Richard Burton Company)

By | Published on Monday 12 August 2013

Sophie Morgan-Price accomplishes something impressive here. Her writing, along with her portrayal of Tracy, is actually quite wonderful to behold. There’s something sound in Tracy’s ludicrous philosophy; her constantly bland, deadpan delivery gives her brash brand of feminism some bite. Her sense of grandeur and moral superiority, combined with her social obliviousness, sexual forwardness and propensity for awkwardness created some genuinely heartfelt laughs, but didn’t fail to be poignant. While slow in parts, ‘Tracy’ is wonderfully believable. Admittedly, the other characters are only objects of interaction for Tracy, but this does little to diminish the play’s surprising warmth. You won’t know what makes ‘Tracy’ such a charming little production, but its charm is undeniable.

Venue 13, until 9 Aug, 11.45am.
tw rating 4/5 | [Otamere Guobadia]