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Soften The Grey (6FootStories)

By | Published on Saturday 23 August 2014

There is much to admire in this play: at times the script fair fizzles with inventiveness, wit and insight. The two performers are comfortable switching from comedy to pathos or anger – often in mere moments – and share a warm chemistry on stage. Rather than a masterpiece, this feels like a sketch of a better show; most significantly the rhythm is not quite right. Unusual pauses stifle the audience’s laughter, or rushed lines forestall it, before the audience can react. Most damningly, despite its run-time being a scant 50 minutes, once or twice it drags – only fleetingly, mind you – and one can’t help but feel that with a little trimming it could be much more effective.

theSpace @ Surgeon’s Hall, until 23 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andrew Leask]