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The Double Life Of Malcolm Drinkwater (Patrick Monahan)

By | Published on Sunday 23 August 2015

The Double Life of

This new play, written by Fringe favourite Patrick Monahan, also sees him taking the lead role. His usual charisma is apparent even before the first scene, as he lets us know about fire exits and about how they are still working out the kinks of the show. Though this is clear during some areas of the piece, it doesn’t distract from the overall enjoyment. There are humorous lines at every turn, but a few feel crowbarred in and over-used. You can tell throughout that all the actors are also stand-ups – they keep the audience’s interest and their interaction works well with the small crowd. There’s potential here, in this enjoyable 45 minutes with a dark underlying message.

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Ben Shannon]