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Happy (No Prophet Theatre Company)

By | Published on Saturday 16 August 2014

A devised piece about two friends who are trying to understand their relationships, lives and each other. One is feeling ignored and unloved by her long-term boyfriend, and the other is trying to come to terms with the fact that she cannot have children. The friendship is played out with touching honesty and real feeling, drawing the audience in to the two women’s stories. This is a charmingly and engagingly performed piece, but it dips in and out of several different styles in a slightly confusing manner; physical theatre, music and flashbacks are all at play, and this sometimes seem to complicate rather than explain the narrative. Yet this is still a sweet, moving and amusing story, told with skill and sincerity.

Pleasance Dome, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Vicki Baron]