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Working On A Special Day (MEXART)

By | Published on Thursday 8 August 2013

Sometimes, a play comes together so well that it becomes bigger and better than simply the sum of its parts. This, sadly, is not such a play. It’s sad because MEXART bring a host of quality components to their first Fringe production: The staging is exceptionally clever, the acting solid, some lines strikingly witty, while setting it on the day Mussolini met Hitler in 1938 creates an atmosphere of tension, and its themes of sexuality feel bold. Yet, as a whole, it just doesn’t fit together well enough. The staging doesn’t contribute to the theme, the theme seems only superficially related to the setting, and the characters are somewhat underdeveloped. Though showing strong potential, MEXART need to work on getting their act together.

Assembly George Square, until 26 Aug (not 12, 19) 11.10am.
tw rating 3/5 | [Ivan Kroupin]