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Totally Devoted (Sweet Thames Productions)

By | Published on Saturday 23 August 2014

Ever wondered what it would be like to meet your favourite celebrity? Monica and Cecilia have, and they’re determined to make their dreams come true by camping out all night to meet their idol, Robert Pattinson. When they meet Rose though, a fan more experienced in queuing and premieres, they get far more than they bargain for. Julie Ford’s characters are instantly likeable, especially security guard Harry, and her script is clever – a shallow plot on the surface examines deeper issues than were initially expected. ‘Totally Devoted’ is an examination of our obsession with celebrity culture, as the devoted fans old enough to be Pattinson’s mother sacrifice one night of real life for a night of dreams and fantasy.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, until 23 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Stephanie Gray]