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Kurl Up And Dye (NUTS Theatre)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2019

In Mandy, Jo, Michelle and Sarah’s salon, an elderly woman has just died mid-bikini wax. What are four beauticians to do? I’m not spoiling anything there – it’s the listed premise of the show – so it’s a shame it takes the script so long to get to that point. Given that this comic farce from NUTS Theatre comes in at a slender 45 minutes, it’s surprising it dawdles so much. After the promising framing device in the police interrogation room, we get several scenes with salon customers that are basically just filler, meaning that when the plot finally does kick in, the show has to rush the resolution. It’s nicely performed, but such a short runtime warranted tighter, more focused plotting.

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tw rating 2/5 | [Jon Stapley]