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Love In The Time Of Gilmore Girls (My Mate Dave)

By | Published on Saturday 22 August 2015

Love in the Time of Gilmore

Many of the audience came lured by the television reference in the title. References are the stuff this one-man play is made of, with Audrey Hepburn, Alain Delon and existentialism all managing to nab a mention in the same minute-long tirade. The audience laughed obligingly, knowingly, more to assert their membership at the esoteric film society than anything else. But shallowness is kind of the point here, in hipster heaven. Lucid, quietly enraged writing, delivered by that enduring species of hapless anti-hero we’ve seen bumble his way from ‘Notting Hill’ to ‘500 Days of Summer.’ Best suited to 20-something veterans of Higher Education, or to any embittered coffee-drinkers with an elevated sense of their own cosmic significance (I certainly enjoyed it).

Just The Tonic at The Mash House, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Sarah Murphy]