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Graham Dickson: Timber (Graham Dickson)

By | Published on Thursday 9 August 2018

Set in a post-#MeToo Hollywood, this character comedy is framed as a Netflix documentary, exploring the mystery of the men who remained after the women left, all narrated by the investigator. Searching for ‘The Bear’, a washed-up former TV show host, she encounters many other caricatures, from an agent with a penchant for playing hide and seek, a fitness obsessive with an unusual diet and an unexpected helper who claims to be the last feminist in Hollywood. Each is well-defined and are of a level of absurdity that Dickson plays so well. It’s the finale that is the least successful part of the show, bringing an air of normality to what was initially so wonderfully nonsensical.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Daisy Malt]