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Your Fragrant Phantom (White Slate Theatre)

By | Published on Thursday 7 August 2014

A celebration of one of the literary world’s most iconic couples, ‘Your Fragrant Phantom’ immortalises the love story between the quintessential Jazz Age couple F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. With only two actors on stage, it is a show that lives or dies on the performances of its leads. Luckily, Katherine Hardman and Craig Hamilton are exceedingly capable; and the chemistry between them is electric. Hardman flawlessly brings the wild but troubled Zelda to life, while Hamilton weaves Fitzgerald’s initial intoxication with Zelda with increasing bitterness and frustration, as he realises he cannot control nor help his wife. An ode to doomed romance, the show illustrates the destructiveness of human pettiness, but also the endurance and constancy of true love.

C cubed, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Patricia-Ann Young]