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Mistaken – A Quartet Of Plays For One Actor (Hidden Bell Productions)

By | Published on Tuesday 11 August 2015


The title of this show is well-chosen, as the four plays offer actor William McGeough ample room to show off his range. He plays four different characters, and it is a testament to his abilities that each is fully rounded and entirely distinct from the others. The script is equally impressive, unravelling some of the complexities of modern life with a deft skill, at times funny, tragic, moving and surprising. For me, the first of the four – ‘Friends Like Steve’ – was the highlight, as it very subtly played with the audience’s feelings towards the protagonist, but such is the nature of the quartet that I suspect everyone will have their own favourite.

C nova, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Leask]