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Happy Dave (Smoke And Oakum Theatre)

By | Published on Friday 26 August 2016

Happy Dave Ed2016

In his 20s, Dave spent his time filling fields with thousands of revellers at illegal rave parties. Now 45 and working in advertising, that period of his life is long gone – until he meets a group of 20-somethings and convinces them to make a change. Writer Oli Forsyth has weaved an intricate play of two simultaneous parts, telling the story of both the young, adventurous Dave and his modern-day counterpart. ‘Happy Dave’ is a dedication to the rave era; a time when young people lived life to the full. It successfully makes a powerful statement about the youth of today, so driven by the need for a career and a home that life is passing them by.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Stephanie Gray]