ED2015 2/5 Reviews ED2015 Theatre Reviews

Marriage (Ditto Productions in association with Comedians’ Theatre Company and DLT)

By | Published on Thursday 20 August 2015


I really wanted to love this play, but in the end I only sort of liked it. As a fan of Pappy’s for years, I know Ben Clark can write and perform great comedy, and there are certainly flashes of genuinely brilliant humour within the play, especially the scenes involving four suitors all vying for the hand of the same girl. Unfortunately, those are mixed in with some comic missteps – like the bewilderingly awful accent of matchmaker Fanny – and with moments of dark introspection that don’t fit the madcap tone of the majority of the play. Ultimately this plays like a bunch of good sketches, stitched together with a couple of stinkers and some inappropriate juxtaposition.

Assembly George Square Studios, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Andrew Leask]